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John Gray is the New Statesman's lead book reviewer. His latest book is "The Immortalisation Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Penguin, £9.99).
Why Britain tolerates the rule of the super-rich.
The Church’s loss is the world’s gain.
The paper money system is a matter of faith.
The ideological fantasies of modern economics.
The doubts and convictions of a rational Trotskyist.
A model for missing the point of biography.
As the ruins of the twin towers still smouldered, the west plunged into a series of conflicts it could not win. Can it now confront its diminished place in the world?
The last volume in Elias Canetti’s memoirs published in his lifetime pulls away from theorising abou