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London Review of Books



Literary review publishing essay-length book reviews and topical articles on politics, literature, history, philosophy, science and the arts by leading writers and thinkers



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Henry Siegman: The Two-State Solution

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100




Iain Sinclair: The Last London

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Lastness reverberates. That impulse towards wiping the slate clean and starting over. ‘London was, but is no more.’ John Evelyn writing, after the Great Fire, with such relish in his plain statement of fact. ‘London was, but is no more.’ It reminds me of hearing Ian Holloway, the manager of Queen’s Park Rangers, on the radio. He’s got a nice West Country burr, very soothing for his employers. He was talking about his club’s horrible run of form when he said, with disarming optimism, ‘I think we’re right on the crest of a slump.’ And that’s where the current last London seems to be: riding the crest of a slump. That madness of quitting Europe, burning our bridges, starving hospitals of funds, is part of a suicide-note delirium. When the worst is coming straight at you at a thousand miles a minute, embrace it.



Daniel Soar: The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The beauty of the Joint Strike Fighter project is that everyone can bring something to the party. In a Lancashire workshop, for instance, BAE Systems is building a section of the aft fuselage, including the tail, for every F-35; along with other contributions from all over the world, these pieces are then shipped to Texas for final assembly. This means that every F-35 sale is a boost to the coffers of Britain’s own largest arms company. (BAE has also been allowed to do the foldy bits at the end of the wings.) And the opportunities are everywhere. There are aluminium sheets from Milton Keynes, electronic modules from Billingstad, circuit boards from Ankara, hydraulics from Melbourne, wiring systems from Rotterdam, manifolds from Adelaide, wing parts from Turin and actuators from New York.



Sheila Fitzpatrick: The Russian Revolution

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Historians’ judgments, however much we hope the opposite, reflect the present; and much of this apologetic and deprecatory downgrading of the Russian Revolution simply reflects the – short term? – impact of the Soviet collapse on its status. By 2117, who knows what people will think?



Susan McKay: The Irish Border

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A friend who lives in the North and works in an EU-funded community centre in the South said she fears the return of the border to the minds of the people. The old questions. Who are you? Where are you from? Do you have any identification? What is the purpose of your journey?



Frances Webber: Family Migration

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100




J. Hoberman: At the Grey Gallery

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100




Rosemary Hill: Churchill’s Faces

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100




Letters

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 7 (30 March 2017)



Table of contents

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 7 (30 March 2017)