Vol. 42 No. 21 · 5 November 2020

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Vol. 42 No. 21 · 5 November 2020

Letters

Theo Bollerman and Clare Bucknell, Clarissa Wyatt, Ray Kwasnick, Seamus Deane, Lindsey Stewart, Dexter Dalwood, Lorna Scott Fox, Glenn Wood

Thomas Meaney

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities by John J. Mearsheimer. Yale, 320 pp., £20, November 2018, 978 0 300 23419 0
Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition by David Hendrickson. Oxford, 304 pp., £25.49, December 2017, 978 0 19 066038 3

Peter Geoghegan

Cronyism and Clientelism

Deborah Friedell

Short Cuts: Fox News

Patricia Lockwood

Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Letters to the Editor by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Brian Boyd and Anastasia Tolstoy. Penguin, 576 pp., £12.99, November, 978 0 14 139838 9

Tom Stammers

Art Is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur by Catherine Hewitt. Icon, 483 pp., £20, February, 978 1 78578 621 1

Neal Ascherson

The Lockhart Plot: Love, Betrayal, Assassination and Counter-­Revolution in Lenin’s Russia by Jonathan Schneer. Oxford, 331 pp., £25, July, 978 0 19 885298 8

Stefan Collini

Book Reviewing

Ferdinand Mount

Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis. Biteback, 352 pp., £20, July, 978 1 78590 598 8

Patrick Cockburn

Syria Alone

Rosa Lyster

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook. Oneworld, 398 pp., £16.99, August, 978 1 78607 821 6

Barbara Newman

Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England by D. Vance Smith. Chicago, 309 pp., £24, April, 978 0 226 64099 0

Ian Patterson

The Body in the Library Is Never Our Own

Chloe Aridjis

Aby Warburg

David Thomson

Cary Grant: The Making of a Hollywood Legend by Mark Glancy. Oxford, 550 pp., £22.99, October, 978 0 19 005313 0
Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman. Simon and Schuster, 556 pp., £27.10, November, 978 1 5011 9211 1

Diane Williams

Story: ‘Stick’

Joanna Biggs

Diary: The only girl in the moshpit

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