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David Goodhart

I’ve flick-read Affluenza by Oliver James, especially the last section which was particularly recommended in Catherine Hakim’s review in the TLS. I want to like James’s stuff—I used to know him a bit and I admire his project—but I find his work irritatingly glib, especially his crude leftist politics, made worse by a jocular writing style. I’m also reading Ed Husain’s The Islamist—it’s a good (albeit slightly repetitive) and informative read—although having just spent a lot of time working on Shiv Malik’s story of the radicalisation of Mohammad Sidique Khan it is…

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