Reviewed in the LRB, volume 39 number 2, 19 January 2017

Books reviewed in volume 39 number 2 of The London Review of Books (19 January 2017).

The Dictator’s Last Night

Yasmina Khadra

Jeremy Harding writes:

‘I am not a dictator,’ the hero of Yasmina Khadra’s latest novel assures himself as his end approaches. ‘I am the uncompromising sentinel, the she-wolf protecting ...

The Marches

Rory Stewart

Colin Kidd writes:

Last June’s xenophobic campaign and the Brexit vote that followed have left Scots – even the most unionist – estranged from the idea of Britain. In the months before the ...

Utopia

Saint Thomas More and Ursula K. Le Guin, introduction by China Mieville

Glen Newey writes:

‘A New Jerusalem cannot be built without an effective sewage system,’ Miriam Eliav-Feldon wrote in Realistic Utopias (1982). Indeed, the old Jerusalem relied in biblical ...

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Saint Thomas More, edited by George M. Logan, translated by Robert M. Adams

Glen Newey writes:

‘A New Jerusalem cannot be built without an effective sewage system,’ Miriam Eliav-Feldon wrote in Realistic Utopias (1982). Indeed, the old Jerusalem relied in biblical ...