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【LRB】The Death Penalty(Seminars of Jacques Derrida)/Review by Judith Butler


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The Death Penalty

Judith Butler

Those who oppose the death penalty seem to prefer a long, drawn-out form of cruel imprisonment, which raises the question: which camp in this debate stands for the more inhumane form of punishment? Wary of forms of aggression disguised as benevolence, Derrida asks whether some abolitionists are committed to other forms of cruelty that are masked by elegant moral formulations. More

Battle for Baghdad

Patrick Cockburn

Shock at the disintegration of the army in Mosul and other Sunni-majority districts of northern Iraq is still determining the mood in Baghdad weeks later. The debacle marks the end of a distinct period in Iraqi history: the period between 2006 and 2014 when the Iraqi Shia under Maliki sought to dominate the country much as the Sunni had done under Saddam Hussein. More

In the Caliphate

Owen Bennett-Jones

In many respects Isis is a very modern organisation. The brochure detailing its 2012-13 activities is like a state of the art corporate report. The most striking page, with slick graphic design, has 15 silhouetted icons – time bombs, handcuffs, a car, a man running – with each representing a field of activity: roadside bombs, prisoner escapes, car bombs and the clearance of apostates’ homes. More

How to Be an Asshole

Sheila Heti

What happens when writers gravitate to places where they have to be journalists, adjunct professors, or work in cafés to pay the rent, while learning every few months that one of their herd has secured a six-figure advance for their first book? What do their relationships and values look like, and how do their love stories unfold? This is the world of Adelle Waldman’s first book. More


Also in this issue

Short Cuts

Thomas Jones

At the National Gallery

Charles Hope:
‘Making Colour’

At the Movies

Michael Wood:


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Tim Parks: ‘The Return of the Native’
Martin Hickman: The Phone Hackers
Thomas Penn: Henry VIII meets Francis I
Rosemary Hill: The Bloomsbury Memoir Club
Thomas Powers: Stephen Crane
Stephen Lovell: ‘Moscow 1937’
Nick Richardson: Ned Beauman
Emily Witt: Burning Man
A poem by August Kleinzahler


Happy are the Happy: Yasmina Reza with Sarah Ardizzone
Thursday 10 July 
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American Interior: Gruff Rhys and Iain Sinclair
Tuesday 15 July 
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Correspondences: Anne Michaels and Gareth Evans
Wednesday 16 July 
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The Ranters: Nigel Smith in conversation with Stephen Sedley
Wednesday 23 July 
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Sunday Poetry Salons: Annie Freud and Amy Key
Sunday 27 July 
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The Darkest Days: Douglas Newton and Christopher Clark
Monday 4 August 
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