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Book Reviews

The Meritocracy Trap: The Tyranny of Just Deserts by Daniel Markovits


Social Mobility: And its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin


Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche


The Man With the Golden Typewriter edited by Fergus Fleming


JFK’s Last Hundred Days: An Intimate Portrait of a Great President by Thurston Clarke


The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson Introduced and Edited by Harry Mount


Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart


Broke: Who killed the middle classes? by David Boyle


Consumed: How Shopping Fed the Class System by Harry Wallop


Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart


Live From Downing Street: The Inside Story of Politics, Power and the Media by Nick Robinson


Total Recall by Arnold Scharzenegger


The Golden Door: Letters to America by AA Gill


Life’s a Pitch: What the World’s Best Sales People Can Us All by Philip Delves Broughton


The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq by Alastair Campbell


Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


Just Boris by Sonia Purnell


The World According to Joan by Joan Collins


Aleister Crowley: The Biography by Tobias Churton


And God Created Burton by Tom Rubython


Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola by Gary Dexter


Mrs Cameron's Diary by Catherine Bennett


Carte Blanche: A New James Bond Novel by Jeffrey Deaver


Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson


School Daze: Searching for a decent state education By Andrew Penman


Fame: What the classics tell us about our cult of celebrity by Tom Payne


Spoilt Rotten: Inside the toxic cult of sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple


Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens


Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich


Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola by Gary Dexter


Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchel Zuckoff


Home Game by Michael Lewis


God Bless America by Piers Morgan

How much more famous can Piers Morgan get?

Snark by David Denby


The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson

Toby reviews Tom Hodgkinson's The Idle Parent

Where's My Fifteen Minutes? By Howard Bragman

Toby reviews a self-help manual for publicity sluts

Arthur Miller by Christopher Bigsby

The new Arthur Miller biography is a little one-sided

The Autobiographer's Handbook edited by Jennifer Traig

Toby reviews The Autobiographer's Handbook

Friends, Writers, and Other Countrymen by Sidney Offit

Toby reviews Sidney Offit's new Memoir in the WSJ

Inside Inside by James Lipton

Toby reviews James Lipton's autobiography

Bambi vs. Godzilla by David Mamet


The Angry Years: A Literary Chronicle by Colin Wilson


The Royal Nonesuch by Glasgow Phillips


The Devils Guide to Hollywood by Joe Eszterhas


Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson by Andrew Gimson


Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by David Goodwillie


Dog Days by Ana Marie Cox

Click here to read Toby's review of Dog Days, the new novel by Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox

Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics by Alex Hannaford

Is Pete Doherty worthy of a yet-another biography? Click here to read Toby's review in The Mail on Sunday

The Dream of Rome by Boris Johnson


Date Expectations by Paul Reizin


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Why the left keeps losing by John Gray -
The closing of the conservative mind: Politics and the art of war by John Gray -
Cambridge and the exclusion of Jordan Peterson by Nigel Biggar -
The shocking truth about Jordan Peterson by Wesley Yang -
The intellectual dark web by Bari Weiss -
How identity politics is harming the sciences by Heather Mac Donald -
The fall of the German Empire by Ross Douthat -
How Tom Wolfe became Tom Wolfe by Michael Lewis - Vanity Fair
The neuro-diversity case for free speech by Geoffrey Miller -
The Age of Outrage by Jonathan Haidt -
The Warlock Hunt by Claire Berlinski -
Is classical liberalism conservative? by Yarom Hazony -
The Implosion of Western Liberalism by Patrick Lee Miller -
The Eton of the East End - Daily Mail
The reactionary temptation by Andrew Sullivan -
The book that scandalised New York intellectuals by Louis Menand -
To understand Britain today, look to the 17th Century by Adrian Wooldridge -
The crisis in France by Christopher Caldwell -
A Visit to Michaela School by Patrick Alexander -
Why parenting may not matter by Brian Boutwell -
Trump Establishment's Cultural Significance Explained by Michael Wolff -
Branching histories of the 2016 referendum by Dominic Cummings -
Putin's Real Long Game by Molly K McKew -
The Flight 93 Election by Publius Decius Mus -
How the education gap is tearing politics apart by David Runciman -
What's wrong with identity politics by Graeme Archer -
Grammars and the grain of truth by Jonathan Porter
Anti-Brexit: Britain's new class war by John O'Sullivan -
The English Revolt by Robert Tombs -
Democracies end when they are too democratic by Andrew Sullivan -
Human beings really are making progress by Steven Pinker -
What ISIS really wants by Graeme Wood -
A society ripe for Submission by Douglas Murray -
Why I'm a Conservative Teacher by Jonathan Porter -
Corbyn's Inconvenient Truth – He wanted the IRA to win -
Why I've become Tory scum by Tony Parsons -
Inside Westminster's free school -
Robert Conquest obit -
Jeremy Corbyn is not an anti-Semite – it's so much worse than that -


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