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Behold, Fake History

Behold, Fake History Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, Sarah Churchwell, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018, £20, 356 pp., h.b., reviewed by Leslie Jones According to Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature in the School of Advanced … Continue reading

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Apocalypse, When?

Apocalypse, When? Pentti Linkola, Can Life Prevail?, 2011, Arktos Media, 204pp. trans. Eetu Rautio, hardback, £28, ISBN 1907166637, reviewed by Ed Dutton Every Finnish academic seems to have heard of Pentti Linkola (b. 1932), but he’s almost unknown outside the country’s … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Darwin

 Deconstructing Darwin Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A.N. Wilson, published by John Murray, 2017, £25, hardback, reviewed by Gerry Dorrian Some of literature’s most unreliable narrators can be found in the field of biography. How appropriate, then, that A.N. Wilson devotes much … Continue reading

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Enlightened Despots

Enlightened Despots Leslie Jones enjoys a compelling analysis Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2016, 250 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones In Illiberal Reformers, economic historian … Continue reading

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The riddle of the sands

The riddle of the sands LESLIE JONES pays tribute to a pioneering Egyptologist In The Archaeology of Race, Debbie Challis, Audience Development Officer at the Petrie Museum, deploys the usual hackneyed criticisms of eugenics and psychometrics. Race, accordingly, “is not … Continue reading

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