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Two books tackle the segregation of pupils at a young age — and its consequences
Three books show that the ultimate sanction provides few answers to America’s problems
As populist sentiment surges, three new books explore the boundaries of ‘healthy and morbid’ nationalism
Was Brexit a foregone conclusion? Christopher Kissane examines how Irish writers could unravel the back-story
In a new series, each week an FT journalist will share their recommendations for further reading on a topic in the news
The two rightwingers forged today’s nation by preventing a viable Palestinian state
This sympathetic profile of a nation falls short on balance and scrutiny of its populist leader
With liberalism in a crisis of identity, two books seek to find a way out of our present muddle
Two books look at how society has flattered the wealthy into believing they are the source of answers
A gripping account of a brief moment when poets really were legislators
As Pax Americana declines, are we headed for a Sino-centric future — or the absence of any global order at all?
The legacy of the countries’ rivalry lives on in today’s bitter struggles for influence in the region and the fight for its resources
Gideon Rachman selects his must-read titles
John Lloyd considers two valuable books showing that people who are swayed by populist parties aren’t necessarily bigoted and that their fears are real
Michael Lewis breaks new ground with a timely love letter to bureaucracy
Anti-elitism threatens liberal democracy and capitalism. Martin Wolf asks: Is reform the answer?
A collection of letters reveals a special relationship between American citizens and their president
A trio of books displaying an abhorrence for Trump’s foreign policy still leave readers hoping for an explanation of the president’s world view
Two new books do an admirable job of judging the communist superpower on its own terms
A profound sense of loss flows through Jason Cowley’s essays on the state of the nation
Two books by Woodward and Omarosa Manigault Newman reveal a president epically unsuited to the job
A harrowing and timely account of the rescue of Yazidi women from Isis terror
The author has a fine record on the frontlines of the media revolution — but he was less successful at balancing the books
A universal basic income is a big idea but has its time really come?
Jonathan Fenby’s ‘Crucible’ argues that our world was shaped in a remarkably short period in the wake of the chaos left by war