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Do androids dream of Philip K. Dick?, p36

Brushing up on silent movies, p39

Terror on telly, p48

In the Freud archives, p41

5 Leading article 8 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Mary Wakefield 10 Politics James Forsyth 11 The Spectator’s Notes 13 Barometer 17 Rod Liddle 25 Ancient and modern 26 Hugo Rifkind 28 Letters 30 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer

Life 53 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 55 Real life Melissa Kite 56 The turf Robin Oakley 57 Bridge Susanna Gross and finaly… 58 Chess Raymond Keene 59 Competition;Crossword 60 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 61 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 62 Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language

12 Sarkozy’s last stand France’s president looks likely to become a martyr to the euro Christopher Caldwell 14 Greek notebook

Paul Mason 16 The people’s primate

An interview with Lord Carey Freddy Gray 20 Auntie and me An application to be director general

Quentin Letts 22 The compassion business Big charities need proper scrutiny

Ian Birrell 25 Tired of kisses

Must every email end with an ‘x’? Melissa Kite Boks 32 Kate Chisholm London in the

18th Century, by Jerry White 34 Molly Guinness French

Children Don’t Throw Food, by Pamela Druckerman Olivia Glazebrook The

Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey 35 David Crane The Lost History of 1914, by Jack Beatty 36 Mark Mason Losing the Head of

Philip K. Dick, by David Dufty James Walton The Divine Comedy,

by Craig Raine

37 Adam Mars-Jones Zona,

by Geoff Dyer 38 Jason Goodwin Demon Fish,

by Juliet Eilperin Bookends Ian Thomson Arts 39 Peter Hoskin The silent film revival 40 Cinema Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Deborah Ross 41 Exhibitions Lucian Freud Portraits;

Lucian Freud: Drawings Andrew Lambirth 42 Pop Marcus Berkmann 44 Opera The Tales of Hoffmann;

Götterdämmerung Michael Tanner 45 Theatre Master Class; The Devil and

Mr Punch Lloyd Evans 46 The Heresy of Love

Patrick Carnegy Radio Kate Chisholm 48 Television James Delingpole Culture notes George Hull

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