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Hollywood’s vacuous moral turn

Black Widow, Luca and Nomadland are films for decaffeinated protesters

On today's market, we find a whole series of products deprived of their malignant property: coffee without caffeine, cream without fat, beer without alcohol... The list goes on: virtual sex as sex without sex, the art of expert administration as politics without politics, up to today’s tolerant liberal multiculturalism as an experience of 'Other' deprived…

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In search of Nirad Chaudhuri

The forgotten visionary of British India

Yet more death in Venice

Björn Andrésen is now tall and painfully thin with long silver hair and a matching beard that belong on Merlin

The techniques of totalitarianism are still fully in play today

Instead of examining the dictators individually, How to Become a Tyrant explores their careers thematically

The tragedy of Lebanon — from safe haven to bankruptcy

Beirut 2020: Diary of the Collapse by Charif Majdalani reviewed

The young bride’s tale

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota reviewed

The man who made Manhattan

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee reviewed

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