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Automation and the Future of Work By Aaron BenanavPublished by Verso, 2020, hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton Wandering into town last week, a friend and I got chatting and she commented on my T-shirt, which depicted the Worm…
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Privatising Justice: The Security Industry,War and Crime Control By Wendy Fitzgibbon and John LeaPublished by Pluto, April 2020, paperback RRP £ By Tim Barton A cartoon potted history might suggest that the nation state evolved directly from ‘the mafia that won’.…
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The Deficit Myth:Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy By Stephanie KeltonPublished by John Murray  Review by Lee Humphries I’ve been eagerly awaiting Stephanie Kelton’s book The Deficit Myth after watching her talks on YouTube for years.…
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Human Kind: A Hopeful HistoryBy Rutger Bregman  Published by BloomsburyReview by ‘MW’ Human Kind a Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman, has been my choice during the quarantine. I find myself in the fortunate number of the furloughed, therefore salaried, at…
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Resist the Punitive State Grassroots Struggles Across Welfare, Housing, Education and PrisonsEdited by Emily Luise Hart, Joe Greener and Rich MothPublished by Pluto Books, November 2019, paperback £ Review by Tim Barton From Keynesian mixed economy capitalism to the ultra-hard…
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Literature

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The Conservation Revolution: radical ideas for saving nature beyond the AnthropoceneBy Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher Verso, RRP £ Bookbuster price £  Review by Tim Barton We face a global crisis of threatened systems failure, of which greenhouse gas emissions…
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The Near Horizon Collapse, TechUtopia, or Small Is Beautiful – Part One: HubrisBy Holly Jean Buck Review by Tim Barton In After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration (Verso, £), Holly Jean Buck quotes SF author Kim Stanley Robinson, who…
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A Land By Jacquetta Hawkes A Pelican Book, paperback published 1959; hardback from Cresset Press, 1951 Review by Tim Barton Jacquetta Hawkes Perfidious Albion, the culmination of centuries under the Norman yoke. In 1951, Jacquetta Hawkes, soon to marry J B…
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Literature

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REVIEW BY GILL KNIGHT Ben White’s new book, Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine / Israel, reframes the seemingly unsolvable situation in that land to include all of the elements that created it – historical, ideological and political.…
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Literature

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Charles and Mary Lamb at Hastings By Edward Preston Published by Literatours, available from Bookbuster REVIEW BY TIM BARTON Friends with Coleridge, Wordsworth and Hazlitt, the Lambs, who were brother and sister, were literary darlings in their day. In 1807 the…
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