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Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green
Henry Sanderson
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A greener world won't come for free

People Without Power: the war on populism and the fight for democracy
Thomas Frank
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Everything we think we know about populism is wrong.

Donald Trump. Brexit. European right-wing extremists. All have been accused of populism. But what does this often thrown about, yet generally misunderstood, term actually mean?

The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; ...

The Herd: how Sweden chose its own path through the worst pandemic in 100 years
Johan Anderberg
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A real-life thriller about a nation in crisis, and the controversial decisions its leaders made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First, the government instituted no restrictions. Then, it didn't order the wearing of face masks. While the rest of the world looked on with incredulity, condemnation, admiration, ...

The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet
Michael E. Mann
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One of The Observer's 'Thirty books to help us understand the world'
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we've been told we can save the planet. But are individuals really to blame for the climate ...

Fight Like A Girl
Clementine Ford
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An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be.

After Repeal: Rethinking Abortion Politics
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Explores the implications of the Irish abortion referendum for abortion politics around the world.

The Retreat of Western Liberalism
Edward Luce
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An insightful and brilliantly researched book about modern society, and a stirring analysis of how enlightened ideas can be defended from the issues we currently face.

Baggage of Empire: Reporting Politics and Industry in the Shadow of Imperial Decline
Martin Adeney
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An enlightened commentary on British society in the years after the end of Empire.

Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent
Laurie Penny
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Selected writings from a prominent voice of the activist left

The Long Shot: The Inside Story of the Race to Vaccinate Britain
Kate Bingham, Tim Hames
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The Times bestseller

FT Book of the Year

On 3 April 2020, Kate Bingham was told that the likelihood of any Covid-19 vaccine working was 15% at best. But on 8 December 2020, the first NHS patient received a vaccine. Now nearly every adult in Britain has had a jab, lockdowns have ended and we can finally ...

Community, Cosmopolitanism and the Problem of Human Commonality
Vered Amit, Nigel Rapport
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Examination of the changing nature of community, looking at mobile subjects such as migrants and business travellers.

Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader
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Chomsky, Zizek, Sontag and other scholars show how governments exploit people's fear for political gain

The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next
John Hilary
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Looks at the failure of conventional economic theories based on capitalist growth, and explores alternative models being developed around the world.

The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality, and What We Can Do About It
Richard Florida
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Cities are both the engines of innovation and the seedbeds of inequality - how can we keep what's good and break free of the bad?

A United Ireland: Why Unification Is Inevitable and How It Will Come About
Kevin Meagher
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In A United Ireland, Kevin Meagher argues that a reasoned, pragmatic discussion about Britain's relationship with its nearest neighbour is now long overdue, and questions that have remained unasked (and perhaps unthought) must now be answered.

The Greatest Crash: How contradictory policies are sinking the global economy
David Kauders
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The Greatest Crash argues that the financial system which evolved from the early Italian bankers has now reached a roadblock. Evolution is needed. But bureaucratic design, delegated government, and group think, all combine to prevent evolution.

Why You Won't Get Rich: And Why You Deserve Better Than This
Robert Verkaik
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Stories of economic shame in Britain and a hopeful way forward for capitalism

Who Lost Russia?: How the World Entered a New Cold War
Peter Conradi
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How did we get from the end of the Cold War to Trump and Putin?

An Extraordinary Scandal: The Westminster Expenses Crisis and Why it Still Matters
Emma Crewe, Andrew Walker
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Featuring interviews with the MPs, journalists and officials close to the centre of Britain's biggest political crisis since the Profumo Affair, this is the story of what really happened during the expenses scandal of 2009.

Brexit and the British: Who Do We Think We Are?
Stephen Green
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Whatever the eventual outcome of the Brexit negotiations, the critical questions remain: what does the Referendum vote tell us about the sort of society we are? Why was the result a shock to so many? Did we not understand how divided we were?

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