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contents september 2020 • issue 489

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Manager Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 1 Sarah Moss us & them 6 Martin Vander Weyer

Philanthropy: from Aristotle to Zuckerberg Paul Vallely 7 David Willetts

Head, Hand, Heart: The Struggle for Dignity & Status in the 21st Century David Goodhart 9 Thomas Kielinger

Why the Germans Do it Better: Lessons From a Grown-Up Country John Kampfner art 10 Candia McWilliam

The Story of Scottish Art Lachlan Goudie 12 Tanya Harrod

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame – 1968-2011 William Feaver 14 Frances Spalding

The Art of Richard Eurich Andrew Lambirth the himalayas 15 Bijan Omrani

Himalaya: A Human History Ed Douglas • The Frozen River: Seeking Silence in the Himalaya James Crowden 17 Rana Mitter

Eat the Buddha: The Story of Modern Tibet Through the People of One Town Barbara Demick power & politics 18 Timothy W Ryback

Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack Richard Ovenden 19 Michael Burleigh

The New Map: Energy, Climate & the Clash of Nations Daniel Yergin 21 Frances Cairncross

If Then: How One Data Company Invented the Future Jill Lepore 22 Alex Dean

Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society Joshua Rozenberg

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