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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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Knocking Out My Demons By Paul HugginsPublished by Verite CM, 2021, paperback, £ at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road. Review by Tim Barton Paul is Hastings born and bred, and pretty close to me in age. His stories of misspent youth,…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

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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COP26 Part 1Losing Earth: The Decade we Could Have Stopped Climate Change  By Nathaniel RichPublished by Picador, 2020 Paperback, £ rrp at Bookbusters Review of Tim Barton Put aside the foolish subtitle – climate change is an ongoing process, with…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Fearless Cities Barcelona En Comú Published by New Internationalist, 2019, £ at Bookbusters Review By Tim Barton This great book popped out two years ago, so in effect is ‘new’ thanks to lockdown. I am inclined to think the movements discussed…
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The Tyranny of Merit By Michael J SandelPublished by Penguin Books, 2021, £ at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This timely book by Harvard professor Michael Sandel gives a complex and tightly argued review of one of the contemporary top…
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