Ferdinand Mount has been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians who have shaped human history over the past two millennia
In this fascinating, and provocative book, he examines the proposals for a political theory from a number of wide
In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy - rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing - have been sold to remote, unaccountable private owners. In a series of brilliant portraits James Meek shows how Bri
A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer It's all over our televisions, newspapers and the internet. Every day we're bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is - Brexit, financial collapse, unemployment, poverty,...
In Race and the Undeserving Poor, Robbie Shilliam charts the development over the past 200 years of a shifting postcolonial settlement that has produced a racialized distinction between the "deserving" and "undeserving" poor.
A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order
The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic
In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes?
'Betts and Collier offer innovative insights into how to more effectively meet this challenge, with an important new focus on international solidarity and refugee empowerment' Kofi Annan'Refugees and policy makers need practical answers...
A collection of firsthand accounts by eight individuals who were forced to flee their own countries and seek refuge in the UK. In their own words, these refugees tell their stories from birth to persecution, from escape to seeking asylum, and from re