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In the Grey Zone

Tom Stevenson: Proxy Warfare, 22 October 2020

Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents 
by Eli Berman and David A. Lake.
Cornell, 354 pp., £23.99, March 2019, 978 1 5017 3306 2
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Proxy War: The Least Bad Option 
by Tyrone L. Groh.
Stanford, 264 pp., £56, March 2019, 978 1 5036 0818 4
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Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the 21st Century 
by Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli.
Georgetown, 258 pp., £21.99, June 2019, 978 1 62616 678 3
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... of Cold War interventions. They also tend to degenerate into studies of imperial administration. Eli Berman and David A. Lake’s edited collection Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents purports to take an academic approach (the title is a bad start, since in most cases a state involved in a proxy war has no interest in ...

The Housekeeper of a World-Shattering Theory

Jenny Diski: Mrs Freud, 23 March 2006

Martha Freud: A Biography 
by Katja Behling, translated by R.D.V. Glasgow.
Polity, 206 pp., £25, January 2006, 0 7456 3338 2
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... When Freud became obsessively suspicious of her brother (and the husband of Freud’s sister), Eli, who controlled the Bernays’s finances, he insisted, on pain of ending their relationship, that she break with him completely. She held her own, firmly reflected Freud’s ultimatum back at him, and maintained her relationship with ...

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