Politics books

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‘I Know Who Caused Covid-19’ review – the global blame game
Zhou Xun and Sander Gilman show how fear and poor terminology have fuelled racial prejudice during the pandemic

Devi Sridhar

23, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Trump may be gone, but Covid has not seen off populism
It is liberal fantasy to imagine that poor handling of the pandemic has lessened the allure of Modi and Bolsonaro. They are learning fast how to subvert voting

Jan-Werner Müller

20, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Always Red by Len McCluskey review – bluster of a righteous brother
Candour and insight play second fiddle to a romanticised history of the left in the former Unite leader’s memoir

John Harris

19, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Chief of Staff by Gavin Barwell review – Theresa May’s one true blue
The former prime minister’s right-hand man recalls her torrid time in Number 10 in a candid and insightful memoir steeped in Brexit, backstops and backstabbing

Andrew Rawnsley

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Peril review: Bob Woodward Trump trilogy ends on note of dire warning
Behind the headlines about Gen Milley, China and the threat of nuclear war lies a sobering read about democracy in danger

Lloyd Green

18, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Top general feared Trump would launch nuclear war, Woodward book reports
General Milley worried about Trump’s ‘trigger point’ after the election and monitored him to prevent catastrophic military strike

Martin Pengelly in New York

14, Sep, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Melania Trump like Marie Antoinette, says former aide in hotly awaited book
Stephanie Grisham says former first lady refused to condemn Capitol attackers and believed husband’s lie about election fraud

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Sep, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Ferdinand Mount: ‘You couldn’t not be frightened of Margaret Thatcher!’
The literary editor and novelist on his timely novel exploring the dark arts of the political class

Rachel Cooke

12, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne review – a tour of the red wall’s ruins
The Gateshead-born journalist toured former left strongholds, talking to politicians and local people, to write this illuminating study of a seismic shift in British politics

Julian Coman

12, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Twenty years on from 9/11, is US democracy working?
From 9/11 to the storming of the Capitol, a new book by Biden biographer Evan Osnos covers a tumultuous period of US history. He talks to David Smith about Trump, Afghanistan and the beginning of a new era

David Smith in Washington

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Shutdown by Adam Tooze review – how Covid shook the world economy
A cosmopolitan analysis of what went wrong and how we can avoid it next time – because there will be a next time

Oliver Bullough

10, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ex-Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham to release White House book
Grisham, also a former top aide to Melania Trump, to publish memoir containing ‘surprising new scandals’ in October

Martin Pengelly

09, Sep, 2021 @7:11 PM

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