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Alarums and Excursions
A former speechwriter for the European Council president looks at some of the key challenges that the EU has faced over the past decade.
Book review: The Victorians
Jacob Rees-Mogg makes little effort in this uninteresting and badly written run through of the usual Victorian suspects.
Theatre review: Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller’s classic portrayal of the American dream turned bad is as relevant as ever.
Book review: What it Takes
Raegan Moya-Jones’ book is an entertaining and informative “warts and all” account of how she set up her business.
Book review: Upheaval
Jared Diamond’s approach is somewhat at odds with conventional historians as he attempts to draw lessons from countries that have been through trauma.
Book review: People, Power and Profits
Joseph E Stiglitz addresses the discontent that paved Donald Trump’s way to power.
Book review: The Silk Road Trap
Jonathan Holslag argues that Beijing has repeatedly outmanoeuvred Brussels by getting Europe to open its markets in return for vague promises that the Chinese will do the same.
Book review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity
Anybody wanting to know more about the private equity industry should find something that appeals in Sebastien Canderle’s book.
Book review: Appeasing Hitler
Tim Bouverie rises to the challenge of telling the complex story of appeasement.
Children and adults alike will enjoy this charming, elegant story, and its tuneful, catchy numbers, says Matthew Partridge.