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Ally: Across the divide by Michael Oren

Shedding ‘daylight’ on the US-Israel alliance

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‘Digital Gold’ by Nathaniel Popper

The anarchic birth of a cryptocurrency

Front cover of ‘Dreamstreets’, by Jacqueline Yallop

‘Dreamstreets’, by Jacqueline Yallop

A journey around Britain’s model villages, from New Lanark to Port Sunlight. Review by Lucy Lethbridge

‘The China Model’, by Daniel Bell

Is there a case for the Chinese system of government over liberal democracy? Review by Gideon Rachman

Front cover of ‘Cyclogeography’, by Jon Day

‘Cyclogeography’, by Jon Day

A former cycle courier muses on London and literature in this memoir. Review by John Sunyer

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‘How the French Think’ by Sudhir Hazareesingh

France remains a nation whose football teams line up in a ‘Cartesian’ 4-4-2. Review by Tony Barber

Front cover of ‘This New Noise’, by Charlotte Higgins

‘This New Noise’, by Charlotte Higgins

A portrait of the BBC brings its past to life but leaves questions about its future. Review by Henry Mance

‘ZeroZeroZero’, by Roberto Saviano

The ‘Gomorrah’ author has written an impassioned account of the damage done by global cocaine trade. Review by Misha Glenny

‘Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs’ by Lauren Rivera

It is ‘survival of the richest’ at the top US firms

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‘Why Information Grows’, by César Hidalgo

A physicist tackles the unanswered questions at the heart of economics and gives us a theory of growth for the 21st century. Review by Eric Beinhocker