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Anna Hartnell on The Inauguration of Donald Trump

Dr Anna Hartnell on the Inauguration of Donald Trump Donald Trump’s inaugural address was always going to be ugly. His campaign speeches may have been successful at rallying crowds, but he is no great orator, and a bit of poison and malice is standard fare.

Martin Eve on The Man Who Knew Infinity

Professor Martin Eve on The Man Who Knew Infinity On a flight to Kansas this week, where I was participating in a scholarly communications symposium, I watched The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016); a dramatisation of the life of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan as

Dr Peter Fifield on Joseph Roth, The Radetzy March

Dr Peter Fifield on Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March. Trans. Michael Hofmann. London: Granta, 2002. Alongside that of Stefan Zweig, the English publication of Joseph Roth’s writings during the past couple of decades has marked the belated arrival in Britain of two distinctive, Jewish voices speaking of

Joseph Brooker on H is for Hawk

Joseph Brooker on Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk  Helen Macdonald is a writer on ecology and the history of science affiliated to the University of Cambridge. She is also an experienced falconer, who grew up fascinated by birds of prey and learned to handle