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53 Present imperfect

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Filmmaker Adam Curtis on the hollowing out of democracy 62 The myth of civilisation

How we misunderstand the appalling destruction of Palmyra 65 WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A...

Pigeon Imagining a master-navigator from the inside 66 BOOKS

Electric dreams, revisited The drama of Kazuo Ishiguro’s new AI novel lies at the edge of the story 70 Back to basics

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The very human faults of Stephen Hawking 76 BOOKS IN BRIEF 78 RECOMMENDS

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Are we in a bubble?  ­€ ‚ €€ ƒ„ & 82 POLICY REPORT

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85 The Generalist and Enigma

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The forgotten delights of the handwritten note …„ …†‡ˆ …  ‰Š„‹ŒŽ‰ 88 BRIEF ENCOUNTER

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