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Those seeking to explain the actions of Josef Fritzl have resorted to stock ideas—that he is insane, evil or a product of his culture. Yet for all his depravity, he remains one of us

In this month’s cover story, journalist and award-winning novelist Edward Docx profiles the most powerful man in Britain: Peter Mandelson

Docx’s definitive portrait traces Mandelson’s long journey from his earliest experience of Labour politics on Lambeth council to his current position as first secretary of state and Labour’s unrivalled kingmaker. Mandelson, Docx argues, has had the most interesting political career of his age. After three decades, two catastrophically public resignations and a surprise comeback, Mandelson has finally left the back room and become as…

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