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The bigger issue

Advantages: Realistic about the problems posed by climate change
Disadvantages: Unrealistic in its suggested solutions

What can we humans, as a species, do to overcome the most daunting challenge facing us today? That challenge is, of course, that all the practices we have come to rely on for our prosperity have grown to the point where their incidental impact on our na ...

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Review of This Changes Everything - Naomi Klein

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A gripping and engaging book that will live in time

Advantages: Gripping, informative and inspiring
Disadvantages: Need to be on top reading form to fully understand and follow

Why I bought Outside In I will admit, I bought this book on a whim. Hidden in the depths of the 'reduced book shelf' in waterstones, recognising Peter's grinning face, I picked it up. I have a strong interest for politics, and to my shame, I knew n ...

Byenud 05.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Outside In - Peter Hain

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True Spooks

Advantages: A fascinating true story well told
Disadvantages: None

Find Bond bordering on the trivial these days? Think that perhaps Le Carré is a little passé? Spooks too silly for words? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I recommend you read The Terminal Spy: the Life and Death of Alexander Litvi ...

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Review of The Terminal Spy - Alan Cowell

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Russelling up a Coup

Advantages: Quirky and amusing
Disadvantages: Carries no weight

...Author: Russell Brand Year: 2014 Revenue from Revolution will aid drug and alcohol dependent institutions and other 'Well Being' charities. - - - I was just warming to Russell Brand’s ideology until he tailored a comment directly to Nige Farage ...

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Review of Revolution - Russell Brand

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Revolution - Russell Brand

Advantages: Honest & passionate, gives information, may engage the disinterested, profits go to a good cause.
Disadvantages: A bit too much Brand and not enough Revolution. Recycled ideas. No real organisation.

If you've been living under a rock you may have missed that Russell Brand has recently diverted his attention away from comedy and acting and has instead turned it to politics. That Newsnight interview in which he took on Paxman and declared voting was po ...

ladyofcampfires 11.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Revolution - Russell Brand

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