The Drunken Member

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

We like to think we are a liberal-minded lot nowadays, but Catharine Arnold’s colourful and richly entertaining gallop through the history of our capital’s sex life suggests otherwise. In fact, we seem more strait-laced than at almost any period since the brief aberration of the Commonwealth. Our leaders and MPs are excoriated in the popular […]

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Slumming It

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Doug Saunders’s important new book, Arrival City, deals with an unglamorous but bitingly important issue: the largest ever human migration. This is set to happen within most of our lifetimes. In 2008, for the first time, a majority of the world’s population lived in cities. According to the UN, the globe’s rural population will begin […]

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