Books

plato glaucon

Plato, Socrates and Glaucon’s Fate

June 23, 2019 4:22 pm

A new interpretation of the old impulse to tyranny

orwell nineteen eighty-four

How does today’s world compare with Orwell’s nightmare vision?

June 20, 2019 1:28 pm

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four by Dorian Lynskey reviewed

city of girls elizabeth gilbert

An education in love

June 20, 2019 12:09 pm

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert reviewed

butterfly naxi apennines

A chance encounter with a butterfly-catching Nazi

June 17, 2019 12:32 pm

A Slightly Foxed Editions feature

naomi wolf

Naomi Wolf is holed below the waterline

June 13, 2019 11:56 am

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love by Naomi Wolf reviewed

apennines

Love and War in the Apennines

June 10, 2019 10:59 am

On Eric Newby’s wartime memoir: A Slightly Foxed books essay

mother ship francesca segal

My agonizing vigil over my twins’ fight for life

June 6, 2019 4:24 pm

Mother Ship by Francesca Segal reviewed

shadowplay

Nights at the Lyceum

June 6, 2019 4:15 pm

Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor reviewed

this storm james ellroy

Washed-up in LA

June 6, 2019 4:05 pm

This Storm by James Ellroy reviewed

muhammad

Hostility to Islam has disguised a host of other prejudices

June 6, 2019 6:54 am

Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today by John Tolan reviewed

culture

Diversity means culture, not race 

June 3, 2019 1:33 pm

America must teach immigrants how to be Americans

abimael guzman guzmán

My fictional Abimael Guzmán turned out to be eerily accurate

May 30, 2019 8:20 am

The Shining Path: Love, Madness and Revolution in the Andes by Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna reviewed

alchemy

Transforming Goosefish into Monkfish: branding’s slippery secrets

May 30, 2019 8:14 am

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland reviewed

william maxwell

The world of William Maxwell

May 25, 2019 10:08 am

An American original with an almost European touch: A Slightly Foxed books essay

witcraft

Oddballs of British philosophy

May 23, 2019 5:16 pm

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English by Jonathan Rée reviewed

technological

Towards a technological utopia

May 23, 2019 5:06 pm

Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization by John Browne reviewed

barr

Brutish Brits

May 23, 2019 4:57 pm

You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr reviewed

white bret easton ellis

Gen Xers v. Millennials

May 20, 2019 7:43 am

White by Bret Easton Ellis reviewed

twitter jack dorsey

Twitter is a virus of the mind

May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

If you log off, you lose your influence: An Encounter Ideas essay

cari mora

Gothic extremes of human cruelty

May 16, 2019 3:23 pm

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris reviewed

sailors sketchbooks

Drawing from the deck: superb sketches by sailors

May 16, 2019 3:05 pm

The Sea Journal: Seafarers’ Sketchbooks by Huw Lewis-Jones reviewed

psychic sport

Levitating basketball players: investigating the psychic in sport

May 16, 2019 2:46 pm

The Men on Magic Carpets: Searching for the Superhuman Sports Star by Ed Hawkins reviewed

putin judo

It’s judo, not chess, that’s Putin’s game

May 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Dealing with the Russians and We Need to Talk About Putin reviewed

john hersey hiroshima

Where were you when you read John Hersey’s ‘Hiroshima’?

May 16, 2019 2:00 pm

Mr Straight Arrow: The Career of John Hersey, Author of Hiroshima by Jeremy Treglown reviewed

polyglot lovers

Feminism for the Fleabag generation

May 16, 2019 1:43 pm

The Polyglot Lovers by Lina Wolff reviewed