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Vol. 38 No. 15 · 28 July 2016

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

John Lanchester

Brexit Blues

Letters

Nicholas Faith, Christopher Lord, R.W. Johnson, John Stathatos, John Stephenson, Rachael Padman, Jacqueline Rose, Jeremy Bernstein, George Schlesinger, Ben Cowell, Jeremy White

Eliot Weinberger

They could have picked...

Philippe Sands

The Report of the Iraq Inquiry by John Chilcot. HMSO, 12 vols, 6275 pp., £767, 1 4741 3331 2

Jonathan Steele

Trouble at the FCO

Martin Loughlin

The End of Avoidance

Adam Phillips

Proust: The Search by Benjamin Taylor. Yale, 199 pp., £16.99, November 2015, 978 0 300 16416 9

James Sheehan

Frederick the Great: King of Prussia by Tim Blanning. Allen Lane, 648 pp., £30, September 2015, 978 1 84614 182 9

Matthew Bevis

The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith edited by Will May. Faber, 806 pp., £35, October 2015, 978 0 571 31130 9

Julian Barnes

At the Fondation Custodia: Wilhelm Eckersberg

Adam Mars-Jones

Barkskins by Annie Proulx. Fourth Estate, 717 pp., £18.99, June 2016, 978 0 00 723200 0

Michael Wood

Shakespeare’s Binding Language by John Kerrigan. Oxford, 622 pp., £35, March 2016, 978 0 19 875758 0

Carolyn Steedman

Respectable: The Experience of Class by Lynsey Hanley. Allen Lane, 240 pp., £16.99, April 2016, 978 1 84614 206 2

Bill Manhire

Poem: ‘Election Address’

Barbara Graziosi

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh. Faber, 290 pp., £25, February 2016, 978 0 571 27930 2

Stephen Sedley

Entick v. Carrington: 250 Years of the Rule of Law edited by Adam Tomkins and Paul Scott. Hart, 276 pp., £55, September 2015, 978 1 84946 558 8

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Ulysses v. O.J. Simpson

Howard W. French

China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement by Nicola Horsburgh. Oxford, 256 pp., £55, February 2015, 978 0 19 870611 3
China’s Military Power: Assessing Current and Future Capabilities by Roger Cliff. Cambridge, 378 pp., £21.99, September 2015, 978 1 107 50295 6
China’s Coming War with Asia by Jonathan Holslag. Polity, 176 pp., £14.99, March 2015, 978 0 7456 8825 1

Gerard Fanning

Poem: ‘The Blind Commute’

James Meek

Diary: Waiting for the War to Begin

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