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Leaping forward through patronage, p41

A conversation in Tahrir Square, p18

An awfully big adventure, p32

3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Michael Ashcroft 10 Politics James Forsyth 11 The Spectator’s Notes 14 Barometer 17 Rod Liddle 22 Mind your language 23 Hugo Rifkind 24 Letters 30 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer 58 Bridge Susanna Gross 59 Wine Club Simon Hoggart 60 Chess Raymond Keene 61 Competition;Crossword 62 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 63 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen



12 Councils of despair Meet the enemies of the big society

Ross Clark 13 Polly Walshe ‘Paradox’: a poem 14 Family trees

Rachel Johnson, lady of the forest Lloyd Evans 18 Her revolution Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist

Naomi O’Leary 19 Eggs on toast

A party for crossword solvers Victoria Lane 21 Toys in the graveyard

The way we mourn now Theodore Dalrymple 22 Hong Kong notebook

David Tang Books 32 Philip Hensher The War That

Never Was, by Duff Hart-Davis 34 Patrick Skene Catling

Animal Magic, by Andrew Barrow Fay Maschler

The Champion, by Tim Binding 35 Jasper Becker

Tragedy in Crimson, by Tim Johnson 36 Sebastian Smee

Voice of America, by E.C. Osondu

36 Jonathan Mirsky A Thousand

Darknesses, by Ruth Franklin; Treblinka, by Chil Rajchman 37 Bookends Andrew Petrie Arts 39 The case for Terence Rattigan Philip Ziegler 40 Culture notes David Blackburn 41 Exhibitions From Morandi to Guttoso

Andrew Lambirth 42 Opera Lucrezia Borgia; Die Zauberflöte

Michael Tanner 45 Pop Marcus Berkmann 46 Theatre Little Platoons; Accolade

Lloyd Evans 48 Cinema Never Let Me Go

Deborah Ross 49 Theatre American Ballet Theatre

Giannandrea Poesio Radio Kate Chisholm 50 Television James Delingpole Life 55 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 57 Real life Melissa Kite 58 Wild life Aidan Hartley

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