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Theorists have been puzzling over why stock markets crash since the 17th century. Market collapse has appalled and fascinated us, and yet the phenomenon...

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Does inequality matter? If, as the late Hans Rosling has brilliantly shown, humanity's lot is steadily improving, why should we care if there's a...

David Bowie: Forever Stardust

Most of the many books about David Bowie track his artistic 'changes' chronologically throughout his career. This book, uniquely, examines Bowie's 'sameness': his recurring...

The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty

NYU Press has just released a scathing analysis of the moral and legal questions surrounding the Global Financial Crisis -- Christine Lagarde's lost decade. An...

The ultimate “Lit-inerary” of Homer’s Greece

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The Nightingale, a novel by Kristin Hannah

FRANCE, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't...

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