october 2020 Issue 490 £4.50

Stoppard in the Spotlight Jeremy Treglown

from mao to xi Michael Burleigh freemasons exposed Darrin M McMahon life, death & spinoza Jonathan Rée poltergeist of suburbia Lucy Lethbridge whither arabistan? Barnaby Crowcroft


goya’s light touch • the corbyn years • french kitchen hell what price cheap food? • in praise of failure • folly fanciers