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Contents Free thinking since 1913

Stephen Bush: Jeremy Corbyn’s unfinished revolution 22 Ink in the blood: Helen Lewis on James Graham 28

Up Front

3 Leader 10 Correspondence


7 Peter Wilby on North Korea and the bomb, online shopping and the Guardian’s money problems 9 Mehdi Hasan on Donald Trump and the generals 19 Sylvie Bermann writes this week’s Diary 36 Ed Smith on the wilful blindness of Arsenal’s manager, Arsène Wenger


12 In the Picture 13 Commentary: Glyn Ford The calculations driving North Korea’s nuclear programme 14 Commons Confidential: Kevin Maguire The pick of the best gossip from Westminster 16 Encounter: George Eaton Labour peer Andrew Adonis on how his party will stop Brexit 17 Trends: Sophie McBain How Google searches reveal our darkest thoughts 18 Newsmaker: Julia Rampen Burma’s troubled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi


22 Stephen Bush on Jeremy Corbyn’s newfound power 24 Chris Deerin talks to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson about Brexit 28 Helen Lewis meets political theatre’s new great hope, playwright James Graham

The Critics: Books

38 John Gray explores the mythic meaning of Adam and Eve 42 William Boyd on how John le Carré’s new novel completes the Cold War story of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 44 Leo Robson on Salman Rushdie’s not-so-great American novel, Golden House 45 John Burnside The NS Poem: “Towards the Revival of Everyday Courtesies: Funeral Rites” 46 Frank Cottrell-Boyce marvels at Robert Webb’s memoir of struggles with masculinity and class, How Not to Be a Boy 47 Preti Taneja on Kamila Shamsie’s Booker-longlisted novel Home Fire 48 Lucy Hughes-Hallett admires the cool honesty of Sigrid Rausing’s memoir Mayhem 50 Alasdair McKillop on Keegan and Dalglish by Richard T Kelly 51 Erica Wagner on Omar El Akkad’s debut novel American War

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