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Subject/Object 2: The Power Behind the Throne

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The second instalment of our new biannual series of linked events from the London Review Bookshop, tracing a theme through the archive of the LRB, focusses on power – who wields it, where it resides and why.

Subject/Object 2: The Power Behind the Throne runs 25-29 October, featuring online events with Mary Beard, Emma Cline, Adom Getachew, Mahmood Mamdani, Adam Phillips and Michael Wolff, plus a special event at Conway Hall with Hilary Mantel in conversation with David Runciman and Helen Thompson from Talking Politics. Book your tickets here.

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A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light …

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Making the radical argument that the nation-state was born of colonialism, this book calls us to rethink political violence and reimagine political community beyond majorities and minorities.In this genealogy of political…

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From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 yearsWhat does the face of power look…

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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Landslide cuts deeper than any previous book about this president, indeed about any president' The Times'First there was Fire and Fury, then there was Siege, now there is Landslide. The third is the best…

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Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which…

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'Taut, beautiful and savage' GuardianA man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout of a violent attack and to make sure his son will not lose his college place. But what exactly has his son done? And who is to blame? A young…

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From the UK's foremost literary psychoanalyst, a dazzling new book on the universal urge to change our lives.We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or…

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Based on the History Of Ideas podcast series by Talking Politics host David Runciman, A History of Ideas explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics - from Hobbes to Gandhi, from democracy…

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'A sensual and intellectual pleasure from start to finish' Deborah LevyWe are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dress every day? Can…

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'Absorbing, fascinating, arresting' The Observer'Intensely moving, luminous and rather magnificent' The Times It was one of the most startling moments in the modern history of the City of London. In 2011, the Occupy movement set up camp…

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