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Announcing the #londonreviewofsuitcases ! Inspired by Frances Stonor Saunders’s memoir, part 2 of which appears in our summer issue, over on Instagram we’re inviting you to show us a suitcase & tell us its story. Full details here:
For good and for bad – mostly bad – the initial constitution displayed a striking resilience, inhibiting efforts to elevate former slaves, protect them against resentful whites, or undergird their new freedom with socio-economic support. Randall Kennedy:
‘The friend-enemy distinction has become a new type of “judgment device”, in which my preferences and tastes are most easily decided by the fact that they’re not yours. Things which you hate must ipso facto be good.’ @davies_will on polarised politics:
‘From my father’s extreme economy in talking about the past, I always knew there was much he wanted to forget, and yet the suitcase tells me he had not embraced the art of letting go.’ Part 1 of ‘The Suitcase’, a memoir by Frances Stonor Saunders:
'Women are seen as taking something to which they are not naturally entitled.' Watch the full lecture:
Assange and WikiLeaks did what all journalists should do, which is to make important information available to the public, enabling people to make evidence-based judgments about the actions of their governments. Patrick Cockburn:
We’re delighted to announce that the new is now live and – surprise! – we’ve disappeared the paywall. Our archive, containing 17,500 pieces & much more, is available for all to read, without limits, until 15/1. Stand by for suggestions and happy Christmas!
In 1983, we published an essay by Oliver Sacks with the title 'The man who mistook his wife for a hat.' Here it is:
This prerogative act may be open to legal challenge on more than one ground. And the challenges now being brought before the courts in Edinburgh and London could well be of lasting constitutional significance. A new essay by Stephen Sedley:
Our new issue is now online. For the first time in the LRB's history, it contains just one piece (alongside the usual columns): Andrew O’Hagan’s investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire and its political aftermath.