The Lists of 2020
“A Dominant Character” was listed as one of the New York Times‘ 100 Notable Books of 2020, one of the Wall Street Journal‘s 10 Best Books of 2020, and among the best science books of the year by The Guardian and The Economist. Buy it here on Amazon. (One review dismisses the book as “mainly gossip.” If that doesn’t tempt you…)
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The latest issue, “Club culture, subculture,” went out March 11.
A story about an air-raid shelter designed by JBS Haldane holds evergreen truths about the tense relationship between science, government and capital. Those truths have only become apparent again during the coronavirus pandemic.
When in 2015 a Chinese billionaire bought Wentworth, one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs, affluent dentists and estate agents were confronted with the unsentimental force of globalised capital.
Sivasundaram isn’t the first historian to stretch the geographical range of the age of revolution. He escorts it through the Persian Gulf, down the Bay of Bengal and southern India, across Singapore and Indonesia, via Tonga and New Zealand, and finally to Tasmania