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Don Quixote is the best book out there on political theory, followed by Hamlet and Macbeth. There is no better way to understand the tragedy and the comedy of the Mexican political system than Hamlet, Macbeth and Don Quixote. They're much better than any column of political analysis.

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Thursday, 10 December 2015 21:42

Book Review: Fluence, by Stephen Oram

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The premise of Stephen Oram’s extraordinarily gifted, detailed and believable novel only requires the reader to project current economic and social trends forward a decade or less. Imagine an immediate-future world where the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie has utterly triumphed. Think forward a little to a country which is run for and…
Book review: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 10 December 2015 21:33

Book review: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

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This reprint of Ernest J Gaines’ extraordinary account of an African-American man’s wait before his execution is timely. Not only because the release of Harper Lee’s newly discovered novel Go Set a Watchman reminds us that African American novelists are better than even the best white liberals in articulating the pain…
Book review: A Very British Ending, by Edward Wilson
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 10 December 2015 19:32

Book review: A Very British Ending, by Edward Wilson

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I confess: I was always going to be personally, professionally and critically supportive of this engaging and intriguing novel. For between all the various British, American and Soviet spies who populate this book, the real hero is……Harold Wilson. I’ve had a soft spot for the maligned (maligned that is by right-wingers and…
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