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13 know your EnEmy Back to business as usual

26 mikE marqusEE

No turning back



tEmPEraturE gaugE Zero carbon Britain booktoPia Nina Power

54 FilmrEviEws

South of the Border and Beyond the Tipping Point?

58 craFt work Matthew herbert talks to Brendan Montague about music, production and capitalism

61 book rEviEws Secret Affairs, More Work! Less Pay!

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64 classic book tHE sEcond sEx

Simone de Beauvoir’s seminal work is still essential, writes roSie GerMain

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