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Podcasts from Spectator writers
The Premonitions Bureau: A True Story by Sam Knight reviewed
By John Maier
Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space by Stephen Walker reviewed
The Maxwell family iconography is simply irresistible
Göring’s Man in Paris: The Story of a Nazi Art Plunderer and His World by Jonathan Petropoulos reviewed
Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments by John Darlington reviewed
Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen reviewed
The program of art plunder initiated by Hermann Göring continued long after the war’s end
Yuri Gagarin — poster boy of manned space flight
After a Welsh mining disaster, clairvoyants had a field day
Power: The Maxwells is enjoyably tasteless
A passion for pastiche: China’s Potemkin villages
Woody Allen, in his own words
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.