february 2023 • issue 515

Editor Nancy Sladek

Deputy Editor Tom Fleming

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Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman

Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack

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Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith

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  •  Norma Clarke


  •  Jonathan Sumption

Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning Nigel Biggar

 Jerey Wasserstrom

Red Memory: Living, Remembering and Forgetting China’s Cultural Revolution Tania Branigan

 Edward Vallance

e Blazing World: A New History of Revolutionary England Jonathan Healey

 Alan Allport

Conquer We Must: A Military History of Britain 1914-1945 Robin Prior

 Zareer Masani

Spying on the Reich: e Cold War Against Hitler R T Howard

 Mary Fulbrook

e Holocaust: An Unfinished History Dan Stone


 Michael Burleigh

Pegasus: How a Spy in Your Pocket reatens the End of Privacy, Dignity, and Democracy Laurent Richard & Sandrine Rigaud


  •  A J Lees

e Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A Story of Science, Sex and Psychoanalysis Seamus O’Mahony

 Caroline Moorehead

Tomorrow Perhaps the Future: Following Writers and Rebels in the Spanish Civil War Sarah Watling

 Mark Cornwall

Jozef Pilsudski: Founding Father of Modern Poland Joshua D Zimmerman

 Antony Spawforth

Demetrius: Sacker of Cities James Romm

 Adam Sisman

Sidney Reilly: Master Spy Benny Morris


  •  Colin ubron Following Chekhov down the Amur river