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JANUARY FEBRUARY

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New thinking f o r 2019

David Neuberger ............................................................................................... 9 Learn the rule of law Melvyn Bragg ...................................................................................................... 11 Stop holding referendums Cathy Newman .................................................................................................. 11 Defeat the online trolls Justin Welby ........................................................................................................ 13 Recall how to forgive—and disagree Hannah Fry .......................................................................................................... 14 Beware the robot takeover Bernie Sanders .................................................................................................. 14 Aim for full employment

Niall Ferguson .................................................................................................... 17 Respect natural monopolies Lisa Appignanesi ..............................................................................................19 Build a new sexual morality Michael Lewis .................................................................................................... 20 Don’t trust Trump Angela Saini ......................................................................................................... 21 Fight the DNA determinists plus ’ full-page cartoon strip............................ 23

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Features England’s dreaming ...................................................................................... 28 Brexit and one nation’s bewildering battle to wake from the nightmare of history ’ The Nixon playbook .................................................................................... 34 Forget Watergate. Trump could instead learn from the Nixon years by reaching out across the centre-ground Get real ................................................................................................................... 40 America needs to learn that spreading liberalism and democracy by force only leads to disaster All the dirt on Britain’s waste ............................................................... 46 Recycling is in crisis. Can it be saved?

The final frontier ............................................................................................ 52 Half a century after Man first stepped on the Moon, is it time to return? Drinking is (probably) bad for us. Should we stop? ............. 56 There is no safe level of drinking, according to a new study. But the risk is low—and we’re ignoring the upsides A life more ordinary .................................................................................... 60 Philip Larkin’s correspondence with his mother inspired him to create sublime poetry Prospect Portrait Kwame Kwei-Armah ........................................ 66 Soap actor, serious playwright, now artistic director. How the Young Vic’s new head broke through the barriers Kurt Gödel and the romance of logic ............................................. 72 The philosopher who defied and defeated the finest minds of the 20th century An ode to the nose .......................................................................................... 78 They shape our loves, lives and memories like no other part of the body

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