The Best of London Review of Books
9 most popular London Review of Books articles, as voted by our community.
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London Review of Books on Art
Hal Foster · Not Window, Not Wall: Farewell to Modernism?
T.J. Clark’s definition of modernism draws on an old-school idea of modernity: Max Weber on ‘the disenchantment’...
London Review of Books on Books
William Davies · The Reaction Economy
The quest for authentic joy or shock – or best of all, joy and shock at the same time – which drives reaction...
Adam Shatz · Beyond Borders: Adolfo Kaminsky’s Forgeries
Kaminsky bought chemistry books from bouquinistes along the Seine and taught himself to make explosives. But when a man...
London Review of Books on Business
Laleh Khalili · In Clover: What does McKinsey do?
The primary product sold by all management consultants – both software developers and strategic organisers – is the...
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Francis Gooding · From Its Myriad Tips: Mushroom Brain
Fungi are diffuse, plastic beings: they reform themselves around the problem at hand. ‘Mycelium’, says Merlin...
You Are the Product
At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two…
John Lanchester · After the Fall
Remember that remark made by Robert Lucas, the macroeconomist, that the central problem of depression prevention had been solved? How’s that been working out? How it’s been working out here in the UK is the longest period of declining real incomes in recorded economic history.
Wherever you look, the earth is in flames. The residue is carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, black carbon,...
Nico Muhly · Diary: How I Write Music
The primary task, I feel, is to create a piece of art that is better than the same amount of silence...
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