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Issue: October 2014
We Told You So
Julie Bindel deserves praise for her readiness to investigate the murkier corners of this country - where civilisation often seems like a bad joke
Eugenics in the modern world
Rivers of Babylon
The great provocateur - Joan Rivers
John Lanchester's lesson in financial literacy is blighted by his contempt
John Betjeman was a poet who knew how to work society
Geoffrey Langlands has been deeply committed to education - even in an unstable region
Hawks and Doves
The battle of the birds
'Glyndebourne - which can feel like travelling a very long way just for a picnic - is often filled for the second act by people taking themost expensive nap it is possible to take'
The Outsider's Diary
The Road to Repentance
'There was a waiting room inside for all Speed Awareness miscreants and it resembled a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases'
A Devil’s Pact
'In Syria and Iraq my enemy's enemy is not my friend, not even by the wildest stretch of the imagination'
Points East & West
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above