Politics books

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Michael Lewis: ‘We were incentivised to have a bad pandemic response’
In his new book, the author of The Big Short has turned his attention to Covid and the people who could have prevented it sweeping the US – had they been allowed to

Andrew Anthony

09, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Is nowhere safe from the Tories’ culture wreckers? | Stewart Lee
Oliver Dowden and his cronies are placing pliant ghouls in every position of influence

Stewart Lee

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Doom by Niall Ferguson review – how to make sense of catastrophe
A study of horrible afflictions, from famines to pandemics, and our failure to learn from past mistakes

Rafael Behr

07, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen by Linda Colley review – how the modern world was made
The vital role of war ... a virtuoso global study of how nations were formed and constitutions written upends the familiar narrative at every turn

Miles Taylor

24, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Madam Speaker review: how Nancy Pelosi outwitted Bush and Trump
John Boehner calls the Democrat the most powerful House speaker ever. Susan Page’s authoritative biography shows why

Lloyd Green

24, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – too much bile, not enough style
The former Conservative minister spews out the vitriol in his diaries, but lacks the self-awareness and wit to write a great political memoir

Andrew Rawnsley

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ted Cruz threatens to burn John Boehner’s book over criticisms
Former Republican House speaker called the Texas senator ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

Martin Pengelly in New York

15, Apr, 2021 @4:23 PM

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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – Johnson is a ‘buffoon’, Gove a ‘freak’
The diaries of the former Tory minister dismiss the PM’s Brexit arguments as ‘puerile junk’, but Britain’s stagnant politics is the real target

Gaby Hinsliff

15, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Do Not Disturb review – the disturbing death of a Rwandan dissident
Michela Wrong uses the murder of Patrick Karegeya to focus her case against Rwanda’s leader Paul Kagame in this fascinating investigation

Chris McGreal

13, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian of view of Boris Johnson’s folly: a plan to divide and misrule | Editorial
Editorial: History is littered with past mistakes of splitting peoples into nationalists and unionists. The prime minister seems wont to repeat them


11, Apr, 2021 @4:31 PM

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On the House review: John Boehner’s lament for pre-Trump Republicans
The former speaker’s memoir will not make him any new friends in a party under the far-right’s sway

Lloyd Green

10, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lewis Minkin obituary
Scholar of the Labour party, its constituent trade unions and how they voted at the annual conference

David Howell

05, Apr, 2021 @5:19 PM

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