‘Perhaps the president is married to the nation in some mystical way; if so America is about to become a battered woman, badgered, lied to, threatened, gaslighted, betrayed and robbed by a grifter with attention-deficit disorder.’

LRB · Rebecca Solnit · From Lying to Leering

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‘How do you fight this monster?’ a poem by Amit Chaudhuri from 2003. Read Chaudhuri’s 32 other essays, poems and stories in the #LRBarchive: lrb.me/jkk
‘A better mock-flatterer than most poets could manage to be in earnest’ – Clare Bucknell on Jonathan Swift, from the latest issue.

LRB · Clare Bucknell · Oven-Ready Children

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‘American Football is a rough poem, but in the era of Trump it seems to say something that it didn’t when I read it on Tavistock Square all those years ago’ – Inigo Thomas on a poem Pinter sent the paper in 1991, from the LRB blog: lrb.me/2kk
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‘Guns will be buried. Guns will be in museums and people would increasingly not want to go there. Gun museums would die: what was that all about?’

Last night at the London Review Bookshop, Eileen Myles, who ran for president in 1992, read her presidential acceptance speech. It didn’t include any reference to ‘the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and...
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Why Fascism is the Wave of the Future by Edward Luttwak, an essay from 1994. Artwork from our 23 October 2008 issue.

Edward Luttwak: Why Fascism is the Wave of the Future

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‘The Pollyanna in me would like to remind those hiding in their basements with an eight-year supply of protein powder and Green Giant corn niblets that when Ronald Reagan took office at noon on 20 January 1981, the prospect of an extremely right-wing B-movie actor and longtime shill for General Electric entering the White House was hardly less surreal and unnerving than what we face now’ –...
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August Kleinzahler: Inauguration Day

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This was a livestream from the London Review Bookshop’s sold-out event featuring poet and radical icon Eileen Myles in conversation with Olivia Laing.
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‘As anyone familiar with Myles’s precocious, punked out, exquisitely droll work will know, her aggression is inevitably tempered by a paradoxical fellow-feeling. The poet’s own histrionic travails link her with the coots and the loons. Impertinence is merely a sally, a way of saying hello across the generations.’

Terry Castle on Eileen Myles, from the #LRBarchive. We’ll be livestreaming...
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LRB · Terry Castle · Terror on the Vineyard

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‘It’s hard to know whether to read this as a mea culpa or a cry for help‘ – Glen Newey on Prince Charles’s new Ladybird book about climate change.

Glen Newey: The Prince and the Ladybird

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We will be livestreaming the London Review Bookshop’s even more than usually sold-out event featuring poet and radical icon Eileen Myles on this page from 7pm this evening.

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As the US spokesperson put it, at the border post ‘there’s not going to be a separate queue for Cubans’ – John Perry on Cuban migrants’ diminishing options, from the LRB blog.

John Perry: No Separate Queue for Cubans

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‘Manning was not a monopod life-form in the crater of Babel, leaking and tweeting for gain: he was an intelligence staffer tormented by classified material he’d opened and trawled’ – Jeremy Harding on Chelsea Manning, from 2012.

LRB · Jeremy Harding · i could’ve sold to russia or china

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‘It is not widely appreciated that the largest beneficiary of journalistic source protection in Britain is central government’ – Stephen Sedley on anonymity, free speech and internet trolls, from the latest issue.

LRB · Stephen Sedley · Short Cuts

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‘The events that came to light last week – when a dossier of intelligence reports surfaced online alleging Donald Trump’s eccentric sexual exploits, a long-running conspiracy between Trump and the Russian regime, and inappropriate financial deals over sanctions against Russian companies – read like the plot of a spy novel. None of the claims made in the dossier has yet been verified, but that...
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LRB · Arthur Snell · How to Read the Trump Dossier

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‘Something massive must have pulled Sedna out into that orbit, but what?’ Thomas Jones on phantom planets, from the latest issue.

LRB · Thomas Jones · The Planet That Wasn’t There

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A writer, born around 1890, worked bits of ancient writings into his own massive masterwork, magnificently misprising them as he went. Clue: it wasn’t Pound.

LRB · Jenny Turner · Reasons for Liking Tolkien

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‘His insights are needed now if we’re to save capitalism once again from the capitalists’ – Stiglitz on Keynes, from the #LRBarchive.

LRB · Joseph Stiglitz · The Non-Existent Hand

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‘Some friends laughed at his Gauguins, while another visitor to his Moscow mansion took what the catalogue describes as “un crayon protestatoire” to one of the Monets’ – Julian Barnes on the Shchukin Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, from the latest issue.

LRB · Julian Barnes · At the Fondation Louis Vuitton

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‘Can you speak Russian? No? So why go to the theatre when you can’t understand a word?’

Marina Warner: At the Gogol Centre

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