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on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:01

We are a sales agency that is dedicated in its support of the bespoke publishers we represent and the numerous bookshops we visit.

Our list is diverse and ranges from the esoteric to the zeitgeist. We have books on politics, history, gardening, art, literature; there are doodling books, maps, guides to Britain, histories of philosophy and language … it is a long list, indeed.

We can guarantee the quality of these titles despite the vibrant range on offer.

Psychopolitics reviewed in The Guardian

on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:41

During a commercial break in the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple broadcast an ad directed by Ridley Scott. Glum, grey workers sat in a vast grey hall listening to Big Brother’s declamations on a huge screen.

Then a maverick athlete-cum-Steve-Jobs-lackey hurled a sledgehammer at the screen, shattering it and bathing workers in healing light.

“On January 24th,” the voiceover announced, “Apple Computer will introduce the Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like [Orwell’s] Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

The ad’s idea, writes Korean-born German philosopher Byung-Chul Han, was that the Apple Mac would

Revenge reviewed in The Sunday Times

on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:50

Stephen Fineman’s brief, questioning book is both a history and, by and large, a justification of revenge. It is, he argues, a primal human urge. We are all avengers at heart, whatever our heads tell us, and there is no record of a revenge-less human society.

By contrast, animals, except for our close cousins among the primates, are free of it, so revenge can be counted as one of the things that makes us human, such as cooking and murder.

Not all the evidence Fineman gathers seems either relevant or interesting.