Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dialectical progress in India

India’s dialectic of progress

Published 31 July 2017

Two new books show how far post-independence India has come, and how far it has still to go

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The future of sleep

The future of sleep

Published 15 July 2017

Folks, I have seen the future of sleep. It is Chinese, and cheap. Man Wah Holdings, a £700m furniture company headquartered in Hong Kong, has brought its new SleepCheers mattresses to showrooms in North Carolina.

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Chinese NextEV electric car

Electric car, Made in China

Published 12 July 2017

Few in the West have taken the full measure of China’s drive toward electric vehicles

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Fascism in the colours of France

Published 3 July 2017

This book review, written more than 35 years ago, gives some historical clues as to why Marine Le Pen did relatively well in the French presidential elections of 2017. Mistake! Class war had a lot more to do with it

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