Vol. 42 No. 2 · 23 January 2020

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Vol. 42 No. 2 · 23 January 2020

Adam Shatz

Too Important to Kill

Letters

Robert Simon, Nicholas Penny, James Haslam, Charles Moore, Richard Bowring, Thomas Laqueur, Martin Davison, Albion Urdank, Roland Mayer, Tom Groenfeldt, Scott Jordan Harris, Chris Bratcher

Patrick Cockburn

Blundering into War

Thomas Penn

Emperor: A New Life of Charles V by Geoffrey Parker. Yale, 760 pp., £25, May 2019, 978 0 300 19652 8

Catherine Hall

The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentleman. Guardian Faber, 336 pp., £18.99, September 2019, 978 1 78335 184 8
Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant. Cape, 320 pp., £18.99, October 2019, 978 1 78733 105 1
Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Become Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow. Verso, 272 pp., £12.99, November 2019, 978 1 78873 336 6

Adam Swift

Social Mobility and Its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin. Pelican, 272 pp., £8.99, September 2018, 978 0 241 31702 0
Social Mobility and Education in Britain by Erzsébet Bukodi and John Goldthorpe. Cambridge, 249 pp., £19.99, December 2018, 978 1 108 46821 3
The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison. Policy, 224 pp., £9.99, January, 978 1 4473 3610 5

Tariq Ali

Short Cuts: So much for England

Nelly Lahoud

What the jihadis left behind

Francesca Wade

A Working Woman: The Remarkable Life of Ray Strachey by Jennifer Holmes. Troubador, 392 pp., £20, February 2019, 978 1 78901 654 3

Malcolm Gaskill

Tombland by C.J. Sansom. Pan Macmillan, 866 pp., £8.99, September 2019, 978 1 4472 8451 2

James Davidson

At the British Museum: ‘Troy: Myth and Reality’

Jenny Turner

Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism against Family by Sophie Lewis. Verso, 216 pp., £14.99, May 2019, 978 1 78663 729 1
Making Kin Not Population edited by Adele Clarke and Donna Haraway. Prickly Paradigm, 120 pp., £10, July 2018, 978 0 9966355 6 1

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘The Lion Tree’

Nicholas Penny

Boys in Motion

Lauren Oyler

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Fourth Estate, 303 pp., £14.99, August 2019, 978 0 00 829492 2

Long Ling

Diary: What really happened in Yancheng?

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