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The final battle in history’s longest war was fought in 1492, when Spain’s Christian forces conquered the Moorish stronghold of Granada
Sick of selling your soul and your sofa to endless boxsets of drug-manufacturing chemistry teachers and urban Mafiosi? Try one of these life-enriching documentaries instead
For Rory MacLean, Berlin has always been ‘in the process of becoming, never being.’ Over long centuries, planners and politicians, ranging from the well-intentioned to the diabolical, have attempted to tame the city. They were destined to fail
Unlike the Inca sites of Ecuador and Peru, the great cities and temples of the ancient Mayan civilisation of Central America are not on the bucket list of every gap year back-packer or middle-aged culture vulture
If human beings hadn’t recruited an impressive array of animals to do their bidding, history would have been very different. With horses, pigs, sheep, cows, and camels on our side we stood a better chance of taking over the planet
Thomas Machell (1824–1864), indigo planter (among other things), left five volumes of diaries behind him, covering all but the final six years of his life
We humans are adrift, needing to cling to things throughout our lives to counteract currents that would otherwise sweep us to oblivion. This is understood instinctively at a very early age, as babies cling to their parents
The Dark Mountain Project, whose latest publication this is, comprises a network of writers and artists whose stated intent is to provide an honest response to ecological collapse, and the unravelling of civilisation that will follow

Julysub 2020

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