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The Arab uprising fuelled hopes of sweeping change. Three books explore why that did not happen as expected.
Boris Starling scours the ONS in order to retell the story of the nation in data
Our pick of the best books written by current and former FT writers
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Gideon Rachman selects his must-read titles
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The US should neither run the world, nor run from it, says a former Obama adviser
Michael Ashcroft charts the relentless ascent of the UK chancellor but struggles to find much grit
Two books look at the hard graft of gathering intelligence and our enduring fascination with spookery
Edmund Fawcett dissects the contradictions of conservative thought and political practice in four countries
As Black Lives Matter confronts colonialism, historians are reassessing older, more benign accounts of imperial rule
Three books shed light on the historical forces driving Beijing’s mission for superpower status — and what it means for Asia and beyond
In her book ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’, the host of ‘Gaslit Nation’ warns that the road to autocracy in the US is paved with complacency
The book industry finds itself profiting from national downfall, but it is time to move on from the Trump soap opera
A passionate believer in freedom and true intellectual, he transformed economic journalism in the UK and beyond
A fun but ruthless look at life among the Cameron clique by the wife of former Tory minister Hugo Swire
Brian Stelter’s ‘Hoax’ asks where the shifting balance of power lies between the president and the news network
A deeply reported account of the Labour radical’s trials and mishaps as party leader reads like a thriller
The economist talks about transforming his economic opus ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ into a 100-minute film
Globalisation has, for many, undercut wages and jobs — and fuelled populism. Can three new books unpick an issue that so divides us?
Martin Wolf reviews two important new books on Trump, strongmen leaders and the most disturbing political development of our times
An exposé that takes in Skripal, Trump 2016 and the UK’s long-delayed Russia report
Republican stalwarts John Bolton and David Frum long for a return to pre-Trump principles. Does the GOP stand a chance?
Bob Davis and Lingling Wei’s book traces the US-China stand-off back to the Clinton era
Gideon Rachman selects his best mid-year reads