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Hope in an end-time

When you notice a crop of books all dealing with the same subject, then you know something is up with the zeitgeist.   Steve Latham   In recent years there were a flock of left-wing books addressing hope. Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Žižek, Srecko Horvat, and David Graeber, all essayed their […]

The Jack Reacher phenomena
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The Jack Reacher phenomena

The deep-rooted appeal of the Jack Reacher novels is no big secret and, if you believe Amazon’s page about their author, Lee Child, every nine seconds another one of them is sold.   Sean Sheehan   Reacher embodies vengeance with a social conscience. In the early novels Reacher succeeds through […]

Coronavirus and a new society
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Coronavirus and a new society

My daughter commented recently that the global pandemic reminds her of all the dystopian scifi books on her bookshelf; a genre all of its own, there are even sections dedicated to it in bookshops.   Steve Latham   For my generation, growing up watching TV programmes about World War 2, […]