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Plato at the Googleplex, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Subscription

23 October 2014

K. E. Gover assesses the case for the continuing relevance of Platonic thinking to modern life

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Janet Beer, Tim Birkhead, Stephen Halliday, Nigel Rodenhurst and Jon Turney... Subscription

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Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall, by Hester Vaizey

First-person accounts add complexity to popular notions of East Germany, writes Ulrike Zitzlsperger

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