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The Pursuit of Love

“Always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives.” A Bright Young Thing from the roaring twenties, Nancy Mitford perhaps best epitomises the

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The Good Soldier Švejk

“And somewhere from the dim ages of history the truth dawned upon Europe that the morrow would obliterate the plans of today.” Why read Catch-22 when the original on which Joseph Heller fashioned his memorable work is readily available? Catch-22

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” Highly controversial when first published in 1963, Eichmann in Jerusalem draws the picture of a man reduced to

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Moby-Dick or, The Whale

“For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.” The Great American Novel par excellence, Moby-Dick was a commercial failure and had gone out-of-print by the time its

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The Compleat Angler

“Oh the brave Fisher’s life, It is the best of any, ‘Tis full of pleasure, void of strife, And ’tis belov’d of many: Other joys Are but toys; Only this Lawful is, For our skill Breeds no ill, But content

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Book Review: Plus ça Change, Plus c’est la même Chose

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein Naomi Klein has seen the future and it does not look good. Right at the beginning of her new book – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate – Mrs

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Mauldin and Tepper’s Code Red Reviewed: Code Red or Red Herring?

By Stephanie Kelton If you aren’t already unnerved by what Bernanke & Co. have been doing for the last five years – things like quantitative easing (QE), a zero-interest policy (ZIRP) and large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs) – then reading John

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