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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth By James Lovelock Published by Oxford University Press, 1979 REVIEW BY TIM BARTON James Ephraim Lovelock was born in 1919 and died this July aged 103. A good innings, and it seems…
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The Future is Degrowth By M Schmelzer, A Vetter & A Vansintjan Published by Verso at £, available at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton In the last Bookbuster review, we looked at Tarinski’s ‘concepts for a democratic and ecological society’.…
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Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society By Yavor Tarinski Published by Zero Books at £, available at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton We live in a culture defined by hierarchy, and by the domination of ‘man’ by ‘man’; of…
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The Starmer Project: A Journey to the Right By Terry Eagleton Published by Verso Books, 2022, paperback, rrp £,available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton With our fundamentally undemocratic ‘first past the post’ system of allocating seats…
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The Trial of Julian Assange By Nils MelzerPublished by Verso, 2022, hardback, £20 at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road. Review by Tim Barton In HIP194 Nick Pelling gives a satirical perspective on lies and the liars that tell them. Those who…
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Suburban Socialism (or Barbarism) By Oly Durose Published by Repeater Books, 2022, rrp £ from Bookbuster, Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Here is James Meek, in the London Review of Books (January 6, 2022): “The ... coming together of…
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Everything, All the Time, Everywhere: How We became Postmodern By Stuart Jeffries Published by Verso, 2021 hardback, £20 rrp Review by Tim Barton Jeffries is not seeking to give a straightforward definition of ‘postmodernism’, nor does he dig into the…
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COP26 Part 3 Who Owns The Wind? By David McDermott HughesPublished by Verso, 2021 Paperback, £ rrp Review Tim Barton Here we are post-COP26, hopefully angry at the usual greenwash and fig-leafing on display. It is not as if the…
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COP26 Part 2 Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is not EnoughBy Holly Jean BuckPublished by Verso, 2021 Paperback, £ rrp Review Tim Barton Here is a warning, from Bill McKibben’s recent Guardian piece on fatalism and hope, ‘without swift…
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The Starship & the Canoe By Kenneth Brower Published by Mountaineers Books, 2020, £15 at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This odd, but rather wonderful, book was first published in 1978. Seattle-based Mountaineers Press, who specialise in ‘outdoor books by…
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