The shortest words with the biggest impact

The appearance of Dennis Baron’s book is certainly timely

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BOOK REVIEW: Can we tax capitalism out of existence?

In his ambitious follow-up book, Thomas Piketty reveals why a ‘left vs right’ political dynamic is failing us

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mirror and the Light — alien and yet so familiar

The conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy is materially concrete and fantastically airborne

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BOOK REVIEW: A Hitler we have not seen before

Volker Ullrich's 'Hitler: Downfall 1939-45' may make for uncomfortable reading as we are accustomed to regarding Hitler as inhumane.

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Sol Plaatje, a man of his words — and they are legion

As centenaries come and go, the works of Sol Plaatje live on, and through them, this pioneering polymath is writ large, writes Chris Thurman

BOOK REVIEW: Warhol painted as a pill-popping fellatio king who collected people

Blake Gopnik’s brutal biography coincides with a critical assessment of the artist and a major exhibition at London’s Tate Modern

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BOOK REVIEW: Connection, not cash, could be the key to happiness

Richard Layard’s manifesto for wellbeing urges us to focus on trust and relationships

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BOOK REVIEW: Curious accounts of sexual antics and seduction

Suppression and exploitation of women feature centrally in two historical narratives

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Senator wants ‘misleading ’ Tesla Autopilot rebranded

Carmaker asked to change the name of a feature which leads some to believe the car can drive itself

Clear and present dangers cry out for a new spy-novel surge

Not since the Cold War has there been so much real-life international villainy demanding Le Carre treatment

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How Donald Trump is proving George Orwell wrong

In an era of social media and politicians who could play parts in a farce, language has become a new weapon

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Even Orwell needed inspiration under the sheets

A recently-discovered batch of letters written by George Orwell reveal the author's romantic affairs

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BOOK REVIEW: An insider gives her ruthless take on Big Tech misogyny

A young employee exposes the dark heart of the industry, where ‘sexism was everywhere’

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PODCAST | ‘Thuma mina’ was meant for Jacob Zuma

Sunday Times journalist Qaanitah Hunter tracks the genesis of ‘thuma mina’ and how it became the tagline of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency

CHRIS THURMAN: A ‘Rust Belt’ memoir of myopic proportions

JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy disappoints for the racism that places the interests of white citizens front and centre

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BOOK REVIEW: The importance of not only being Ernest’s

A new collection of letters between Martha Gellhorn and Hemingway (and others) reveals a fiercely independent war correspondent

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