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Siena is a sensationally beautiful city with an illustrious history, a true rival to Florence in the Middle Ages. It is a city of excitement, home to the Palio, a bareback horse race around the city’s conch-shaped Piazza del Campo
The big-screen adaptation of Naomi Klein’s popular book attempts to galvanise public support to demand changes to fight climate change
Living in stable Western democracies, it's sometimes possible to see how Francis Fukuyama concluded we had reached the 'end of history'
An impressive big-budget blockbuster that brings the gritty reality of mountain-climbing to life
Environmental activism is so commonplace nowadays as to be almost unremarkable. This film tells the story of the very first people to try to change the world in this way
It might be argued that humanity’s limited capacity for noble self-sacrifice and its puny reserves of foresight are never going to save the planet. I’d prefer to think our better angels will prevail, and I suspect Nicholas Stern would agree
‘Most wonderfully oriental and novel to English people,’ was the verdict of Miss Riggs of Hampstead on visiting Cairo in 1869, one stop on a whirlwind tour organised by the young Thomas Cook
According to Roberto Saviano, cocaine is the world’s ‘white oil’ underpinning all corners of society, from the grey blocks of Wall Street to the wealthy neighbourhoods of London, ‘the narco-trafficking, money-laundering capital of the world’

Julysub 2020

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