John Gray is the New Statesman’s lead book reviewer. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom.

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Culture
20 September 2012
The limits of Enlightenment.
Culture
15 August 2012
Beyond the wardrobe door.
Books
27 June 2012
Memoirs of a Revolutionary by Victor Serge, New York Review Books, 416pp, £9.99 “We revolutionaries, who...
Books
06 June 2012
The Second World War Antony Beevor Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 880pp, £25 On 18 February 1943, Goebbels spoke...
Economics
09 May 2012
What Money Can't Buy: the Moral Limits of Markets Michael Sandel Allen Lane, 256pp, £20 At the...
Books
25 April 2012
The rule of the super-rich.
Books
15 March 2012
The Church’s loss is the world’s gain. There are not many brave enough to take the risk of starting a new...
16 February 2012
Religion for Atheists: a Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of ReligionAlain de BottonHamish Hamilton, 320pp, £18.99...
Books
23 January 2012
George F Kennan: an American LifeJohn Lewis GaddisAllen Lane, 800pp, £30“This whole tendency to see ourselves as...
Books
12 December 2011
Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order Philip Coggan Allen Lane, 304pp, £20 "I wasn't...
Books
10 November 2011
Grand Pursuit: the Story of Economic Genius Sylvia NasarFourth Estate, 558pp, £25Assessing the state of economics as he...
Books
06 October 2011
On Hitchens
Film
12 September 2011
On JG Ballard
Politics
08 September 2011
The 11 September 2001 attacks were a new kind of warfare. Waged by small, decentralised, highly mobile groups not...
Books
15 August 2011
As a child, Elias Canetti treasured Robinson Crusoe. The author of Auto da Fé (1935), the nightmarish story of a self-...

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