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Reviews

Greg Smith reviews Chris Wright’s recent book on idolatry. He applauds Wright’s critique of the idols that dominate our contemporary politics, and wonders whether the solution lies in a conception of politics that is much broader than our current election dramas and celebrity leaders. Our ‘new normal’ may be perplexing and frustrating, but it can […]


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Greg Smith reviews this edited volume by Shamim Miah, Pete Sanderson and Paul Thomas. He applauds the authors’ focus on the particularities of multiculturalism in northern former mill towns but wonders whether religious identity needs to be addressed more explicitly in this study of societal make-up in northern England. The subtitle of this book could […]


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Senior Research Fellow John Reader questions the power of the algorithm in this review of Ed Finn’s book ‘What Algorithms Want’. This book sets out to examine how computational systems are transforming the world in which we live and work, and to develop an “algorithmic” interpretation of the world (p. 5). One means of doing […]


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