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38 CHOICES We need to reject the illusion of limitless economic growth, says Satish Kumar 40 FOOD Helen Isles finds independence echoed among Catalonia’s winemakers 43 DIARY Leo Johnson hears stories of empathy and understanding 44 MEDITATION Peter Reason pauses a cycle in time 45 QWERTY SOMETHING Matt Harvey offers bespoke verse


46 FESTIVAL OF THE FAITHS Simon Broughton hears sacred music in Morocco 49 WE NEED TO REWILD

THE NOVEL Gregory Norminton calls for a greening of new fiction 52 A VISION OF AWE, FROM

AN ISLAND EDEN Peter Abbs reappraises the eco-poetry of Edwin Muir 54 ORGANIC FORMS FROM

THE EARTH ITSELF Philip Vann champions the sculptor

Ken Smith


56 WORLDS UNTO THEMSELVES Michael McCarthy reviews Islander:

A Journey Around Our Archipelago by Patrick Barkham 58 A PREMIER AND A

CONSERVATIONIST Mark Tully reviews Indira Gandhi: A Life in

Nature by Jairam Ramesh 60 A VISUAL TALE OF SOCIETY,

POLITICS AND PROPHECY PL Henderson reviews Youth

Unemployment by Tish Murtha 63 THE ALTERNATIVE? WE NEED

NEW STORIES Russell Warfield reviews Out of the

Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot 64 PLANETARY COMMUNISM Adam Thorpe reviews Humankind:

Solidarity with Non-Human People by Timothy Morton 66 A NOURISHING READ Sara Melendro reviews Fertile Edges:

Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope by Maddy Harland


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