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The triumph of the cartoon characters

Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
In his usual detailed style, Salman Rushdie investigates what has gone wrong in the United States over the past nine years.

The memories of a radical parliamentary woman

Harriet Harman: A Woman's Work
In the shadow of Labor's leadership struggles, Harriet Harman has made life easier for British women.

Being in love with either / or

Naomi Alderman / TV series based on Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel: The Power / The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale affirms the liberal left's worldview, while The Power challenges it.

I Am Not Your Welfare State

The welfare state offers us only small stories, while we long for the big and transcendent. So what do we do?

The dark echo of colonial history

Rita Indiana: The maid of Omicunlé
Seen from the Dominican Republic, neither technology nor black magic can avert the climate disaster.

A protection against violence

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees Corsair
Devoted to Thanh Nguyen's short stories is a protest against the inhumanisation of people groups. The release is both timely and universal. 

The brain is not alone

Siri Hustvedt: A Woman Loooking at Men Looking at Women
Siri Hustvedt goes for a feminist defense of softer metaphors in science.

Against the light of socialism

Nina Björk: The dream of the red Rosa Luxemburg, socialism, language and love
Nina Björk leads us through the fog of consumer power and identity politics, along with Rosa Luxemburg.

Worse shit, old wrapping 

Ali Smith's Autumn provides a better understanding of Post-Brexit Britain than any political analysis.