Bitter leaves: tobacco’s devastating global legacy

A new book by Rocco Rorandelli, Bitter Leaves, explores the environmental, health and social impacts of the tobacco cycle, from seed to sale“With a long history of denying the health risks of smoking and second-hand smoke, obscuring the truth about tob…

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No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?

It was the bestseller that brilliantly critiqued the political power of the ‘superbrands’ and shot Naomi Klein to fame. Two decades on, we ask her, how does it stand up in our world of tech giants and personal brands?Some political books capture the ze…

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Catch-22 and the real and immediate danger of Brexit

The increasing absurdity of the Tory party’s march towards isolation would need Joseph Heller to do it justice‘There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and…

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