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An attempt to lift Britain out of the Brexit trenches

Calypso Nicolaidis: Exodus, reckoning, sacrifice – Three meanings of Brexit

BREXIT: Exodus, reckoning, sacrifice offers a welcome and entertaining attempt to build a bridge and "reunite" a UK that is divided over Brexit.

Who will own the stories?

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story Is This?

POWER: Whose Story Is This? encourages each of us to change the world by changing the story we choose to tell and to whom it belongs.

Climate rebel with unity and lightning glue

Extinction Rebellion Handbook: This is Not a Drill – An Extinction Rebellion and more

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Is it possible to get something positive out of a realization that civilization and the planet are about to perish?

Can the empire strike back after Brexit?

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Victorians: Twelve Titans Who Forged Britain

NOSTALGIC IMPERIALISM: Ny Tid looks at two books with Boris Johnson's future policy in mind. Are selective and nostalgic dives into the history of the British Empire a good recipe for shaping politics or Britain's future post-Brexit?

Deep nostalgia on the border of utopianism

Simon Heffer: The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880-1914

MYTHS: Brexit's proponents have created four myths – about the empire's pride, submission, Anglo – Saxon solidarity and xenophobia.

Breaking the silence of the Lebanese civil war

Daniele Rugo, Abi Weaver: About a War

THE WAR IN LEBANON: About a War shows how understanding history can contribute to reconciliation and progress in a society where it is still taboo to talk about the past.

The Cold War

: When NATO history is written in Norway, it is always the "coup in Czechoslovakia" that is the starting point. (ORIENTERING APRIL 22, 1969)

What would Machiavelli do?

Kishore Mahbubani: Has the West Lost It? A Provocation

: China and India sail up as the new superpowers, and the West must find a new foothold in a reshuffled world

Espionage's personal costs

Javier Marias: Berta Island

: Javier Marías' writing has a strong anti-authorial nerve that is subtle and without illusions.

The power of mobilization

Lisa Mueller: Political Protest in Contemporary Africa

: Political opposition in Africa is led by middle-class individuals, while the poor gather in the streets.

A sense of living in a time when the world is dying

Sayaka Murata: Convenience Store Woman

: How can the story of the employee in a grocery store captivate so many readers worldwide?

A perpetual growth curve of incessant technological innovation from Tesla's Elon Musk, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and a host of other tech moguls

James Bridle: New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

: Critical settlement with the belief that technology can solve all of humanity's problems in the artist and theorist James Bridal's new book.