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Literature

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Lovecraft Country By Matt RuffPublished by Picador, 2016, paperback RRP £ / hardback RRP £(£12 at Bookbuster) REVIEW BY TIM BARTON I recently saw the first episodes of the new TV adaptation of the novel Lovecraft Country. On the credits…
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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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Just Transitions:Social Justice in the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon WorldEdited by Edouard Morena, Dunja Krause and Dimitris StevisPublished by Pluto, November 2019, paperback RRP £ Review By Tim Barton Once upon a time, a few months ago (as things are…
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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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The Near Horizon Collapse, TechUtopia, or Small Is Beautiful Part Three: Busting the ‘Anthropocene’ Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth SystemBy Ian Angus Monthly Review Press, RRP £ Review by Tim Barton In the last review, of…
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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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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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New Model IslandBy Alex NivenPublished by Repeater Books£, paperback, available at Printed Matter Bookshop, and Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton Arthur, and many of our nation’s ur-myths, are Romano-British, which is to say Welsh (with, in Arthur’s case, a side-order…
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