Booklist

Christmas 2022: Politics

Selected by the Bookshop


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Left Populism and the Power of AffectsIn recent years, the promises of the populist moment have faltered, as seen in the defeats of Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Jean-Luc Melenchon. In addition, the pandemic has brought about a strong need…

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The #1 Irish Times bestsellerWINNER of the An Post Irish Book Awards'A clear-eyed, myth-dispelling masterpiece' Marian Keyes'Sweeping, authoritative and profoundly intelligent' Colm Toibin, Guardian'With the pace…

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Relive the delusional fever-dream of the modern era.No other writer is more suited to chronicling the absurd times in which we live.In What Just Happened?! Marina Hyde slashes her way through the hellscape of post-referendum…

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The British constitution matters. Its observance is crucial to the well-being of all our people, to every state activity and deployment of government power. It is crucial to the face our society presents to itself as well as to those who…

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Translated by Sawad HussainIn 2015, a year after it started, Bushra al-Maqtari decided to document the suffering of civilians in the Yemeni Civil War, which has killed over 350,000 people according to the UN. Inspired by the work of…

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Translated by a collectiveAlaa Abd el-Fattah is arguably the most high-profile political prisoner in Egypt, if not the Arab world, rising to international prominence during the revolution of 2011. A fiercely independent thinker who fuses…

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WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE 2023A Telegraph Book of the YearShortlisted for the Parliamentary Book AwardsAn astonishing investigation into the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war – from the corridors of the Kremlin…

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‘This is the book Trump fears most.’ – AxiosFew journalists have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few better understand the polarizing 45th president or his motivations. In this astonishing,…

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'Lively. . . This is one of those rare books about a pressing subject that reads less like a forced march than an inviting stroll . . . A book that encourages thinking, observation and discernment' New York TimesOne of our most…

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The 2010s were a decade of foodbanks, riots, and the rebirth of political alternatives. Looking to escape a future of rising debt, falling living standards and climate meltdown, a set of movements were born across the globe, led by…

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The first book of reportage from the front line of the Ukraine war. This is a powerful, moving first draft of history written by the award-winning Guardian journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author…

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‘The most important work of contemporary reporting I have ever read’ SALLY ROONEY‘Journalism of the most urgent kind’ FINANCIAL TIMESThe Western world has turned its back on refugees, fuelling one of the most…

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The lessons of the Corbyn years for the future of left politicsIs Socialism Possible in Britain? analyses Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-Corbyn Britain. Lively and…

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Economic thinking - about globalisation, climate change, immigration, austerity, automation and much more - in its most digestible formFor decades, a single free market philosophy has dominated global economics. But this is bland and…

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