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Vol. 39 No. 9 · 4 May 2017

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Letters

Paul Clark, Adrian Bowyer, Iain Sinclair, Paul Mills, Norma Clarke, Karl Sabbagh, Rosemary Hill, Peter Smith, Rosie Brocklehurst, Jonathan Lynn, The Editors

Adam Shatz

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 306 pp., £21.98, April 2017, 978 0 374 18997 6

Stephen Sedley

Defining Anti-Semitism

Tim Parks

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’ by David Bellos. Particular, 307 pp., £20, January 2017, 978 1 84614 470 7

Richard Wilson

Bonfire in Merrie England

Nicholas Penny

At Tate Britain: Pre-Raphaelite works on paper

Jackson Lears

Why Only Us: Language and Evolution by Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky. MIT, 215 pp., £18.95, February 2016, 978 0 262 03424 1
Because We Say So by Noam Chomsky. Penguin, 199 pp., £9.99, August 2016, 978 0 241 97248 9
What Kind of Creatures Are We? by Noam Chomsky. Columbia, 167 pp., £17, January 2016, 978 0 231 17596 8
Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky. Hamish Hamilton, 307 pp., £18.99, May 2016, 978 0 241 18943 6
Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals by Neil Smith and Nicholas Allott. Cambridge, 461 pp., £18.99, January 2016, 978 1 107 44267 2

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘A Horse Does Not Want to Be Fedexed’

Wes Enzinna

Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin by Janet Biehl. Oxford, 344 pp., £22.99, October 2015, 978 0 19 934248 8

Anne Wagner

At the Royal Academy: America after the Fall

Lidija Haas

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy. Fleet, 207 pp., £16.99, March 2017, 978 0 349 00529 4

Wolfgang Streeck

German Economic and Business History in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Werner Plumpe. Palgrave, 367 pp., £86, August 2016, 978 1 137 51859 0
The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence by David Audretsch and Erik Lehmann. Oxford, 229 pp., £22.99, February 2016, 978 0 19 025869 6
Germany’s Role in the Euro Crisis: Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union by Franz-Josef Meiers. Springer, 146 pp., £90, November 2016, 978 3 319 37052 1

Thomas Meaney

Short Cuts: Ersatz Tyrants

Michael Kulikowski

Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome’s Imperial Bodyguard by Guy de la Bédoyère. Yale, 336 pp., £25, March 2017, 978 0 300 21895 4

Michael Wood

Empson’s Buddha

Theo Tait

A Natural by Ross Raisin. Cape, 343 pp., £14.99, March 2017, 978 1 910702 66 6

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

The Baghdad Road

Jeremy Harding

Look Back in Laughter: Oxford’s Postwar Golden Age by R.W. Johnson. Threshold, 272 pp., £14.50, May 2015, 978 1 903152 35 5
How Long Will South Africa Survive? The Looming Crisis by R.W. Johnson. Hurst, 288 pp., £12.99, July 2016, 978 1 84904 723 4

Barbara Everett

Six Poems

Josephine Quinn

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint by David Potter. Oxford, 277 pp., £17.99, January 2016, 978 0 19 974076 5

Fida Jiryis

Diary: Arabs of Inside

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