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From Mussolini to Papa Doc Duvalier, how image and theatre give tyrants their power.
There are two great lies told about football: that it is only a game, and that it shouldn’t mix with politics. The Age of Football exposes both.
It is hard to escape the conclusion that British politics is a middle-class voluntocracy: a politics run by “a bunch of people who like joining things”.
Hjorth’s precision becomes a quietly devastating mimicry of the effects of trauma, and of ambiguous and conflicting memories.
How the British trading behemoth took control of 200 million people and one of the richest empires on Earth.
The stories in Eisenberg’s new collection Your Duck is My Duck do not really read as short stories at all, but as vignettes which transform into miniature novels, epics of torpor and treachery, rinsed through with intense, brilliant language.
New books on presidents, prime ministers and their power challenge our preconceptions about leadership.
Football, club culture, MDMA and Sex Pistols-influenced rock ’n’ roll all came together in the heady dream of the Nineties. And then it fell apart.
Jamie’s essays combine beautiful prose with an urgent sting.
Why the supposed cure for social inequality is making life worse for everyone – even its apparent winners.
The International Booker-winning author discusses breaking down barriers in Oman.