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THIS MONTH'S PULPIT is written by Carole Angier, a uthor of jean Rhys and, most recently, T11e Do11ble Bond, Pri111o Le11i: A Bio<~raphy (Penguin ).

J ERRv BROTTON teaches Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. H e is c urre ntly writing a book on the art co l le ction of King Charl es I.

i)QNALD R AYFIELD is the author of A nt o11 Chekho11: A Life ( 1997) and U11derstanding Chekho11 (1999). Hi s Stali11 a11d Hi s Ha11g111ell : An A11tiJoritati11e Portrait of a Tyrant and 71wse Who Sen1ed Hi111 was published in March by Viking.

J EREMY LEWIS is working on a biography of Alien Lane.

MI CHAEL PROWSE is a co lumni st and writer. Hi s book on markets a nd soc iety w ill be published early next yea r by Atlantic.

VI CTOit SEBESTYEN is writing a book about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution for Weidenfeld & icolson.

CHANDAK SENGOOPTA is Senior Lec turer in History of Medi cin e at Ilirkb eck Co l le ge , University of London.

ANDREW TAYLOR's biography of M e r cato r will be published in November.

MATTHEW LEEMING 's book on Afghanistan, Altogether Elsewhere, will be published next year by Pi ca dor.

GEORGINA GOD WIN is Zimbabwean broadcaster and jourrnli st . Because of h er pro-democracy radio programmes, sh e was stripped of her c iti ze nship and banned from returnin g to th e co untry of her birth. She now li ves and works in London .

P ULPIT

1 CAROLE ANG lER

THE WORLD TODAY 4 BRYAN APPLEYARD Who Are W e? America's Great

Debate Sam u e l P Hu ntington

6 MI CHAEL BURLEIGH Free Wor ld: Why a Crisis of the

West R eve als the Opportunity of Our Tim e T i mot h y Garton Ash 8 MI CHAEL PROWSE State Build ing: Governance and World

Order in the Twenty-First Cent1ay Francis Fukuyama 10 JOHN LAUGHLAND J udgement Day: Th e Trial of Sloboda11

Milo sev ic C hr is Stephen

LITERARY LIVES

11 ROBER T CHANDLER Chekhov: Scen es from a Life

Rosamund Bart l ett 13 j EREMY LEWI S Antho11y Powell: A Life M i chael Barber 14 ALLAN MASSIE Kajka Nic h olas Murray 15 FRAN CESWILSON Her Htl sbartd: Hugh es and Plat h - A

Marriage Diane M i dd l ebrook 17 SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Pab lo Nemda: A Passio n for Life

Adam Fein rein

HISTORY

18 SIMON HEFFER The Pe r1du lum of War: The Thre e Batt les of El Alamein Nial l Barr 20 V ICTOR SEBESTYEN To Kill a Pri es t: Th e Murder of Father

Popi elu szko and th e Fall of Comtllunism Kevin Ruane 21 jERRY BROTTONjem ultan: The Adventures of a

Captive Turkish Prince it1 Renaissance Europe J ohn Freely 23 WILLIAM PALM ER D evas tating Eden : Th e Search for

Utopia ir┬Ěr Am eri ca Bri a n Thompson

BIOGRAPHY

FO REIG N PART S

25 jESS ICA MANN Lady Anne Blunt: A Biography

H V F W i nstone 26 ANDR.EW TAYLOR A Pirat e of Exquisite Mind: Th e Life of

William Dampier Diana and Michael Preston 27 FRANK M LYNN ec ret Drea ms: Th e Biography of

Mi cha el R edgrave A lan Strachan 28 SHERIDAN MORLEY ata/ie Wood Gav in Lambert

30 PETER j ONES Ath ens: A Hi story- From Ancient Idea l to

Mod ern City Robin Waterfie l d 31 CHR ISTOPHER ONDAATJE Mr China Tim C l isso l d 32 GEORG INA GoDWIN Where We H ave Hope Andrew M e ldr u m 33 STEVE KING Digger Max Anderson

LIT ERARY REVIEW July 2004

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: ALAN R.AFFERTY General A ssistants: TOM FLEMING

SOPHI E SKARBEK-BOROWSKA Collfributing Editor: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE

Business Marwger: R oom.T PosNER Advertising Manager: TER.RY FlNNEGAN

Fot.mditrg Editor: DR ANNE SM ITH Formdillg Fat/1er: AUDERON WAUGH

Cover ill us tratio tt by Chris Ridde/1

Issue no . 312