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Oil Be Damned: Part three Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture By Dale Allen PfeifferPublished by New Society, 2006, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton Every ton of NH3 fertiliser requires tons of CO2…
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Oil Be Damned: Part TwoWhite Skin, Black Fuel: on thedangers of fossil fascism By Andreas Malm and the Zetkin CollectivePublished by Verso, 2021 Review by Tim Barton This is an odd book in many ways, but very interesting. It tracks…
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Oil Be Damned: Part OneCrude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation By James Marriott & Terry MacalisterPublished by Pluto, 2021 Review by Tim Barton The borough I went to school in, Castle Point in Essex, voted a shade over 72%…
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Inequality and the Labyrinths of Democracy By Göran TherbornPublished by Verso, 2020Review by Tim Barton Therborn has written on the problems of democracy over many decades, and this book brings several of his essays together in one volume. The meatiest,…
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The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It? By Emma DowlingPublished by Verso, 2021, RRP £, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton The care industry, in a broad definition that covers childcare, nursing care, care…
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A Little Light:20 ways the coronavirus response could make the world better Edited by Tom Whipple et al. Published by Sphere, September 2020,hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton This ‘review’ is less about the book itself than it is…
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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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Entangled Life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures By Merlin SheldrakePublished by The Bodley Head, 2020, hardback rrp £  Review Tim Barton For Star Trek: Discovery, a MacGuffin was invented to allow interstellar faster-than-light…
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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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Literature

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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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