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Return to Gilead | The sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” explores the workings of repression

Return to Gilead | The sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” explores the workings of repression

But in “The Testaments”, Margaret Atwood charts a way out The Testaments. By Margaret Atwood. Nan A. Talese; 432 pages; $28.95. Chatto & Windus; £20 THEY STOOD in a line outside the Capitol while senators considered a health-care bill that would restrict family-planning services. They reappeared in Washington to watch over the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, a …

Schumpeter | Popenomics

Schumpeter | Popenomics

What sermons business should and should not heed from a leftist pontiff THERE ARE few more incongruous places for a seminar on the future of business than the Sacred Convent of Assisi, in Italy. From Schumpeter���s cell high in the convent’s outer walls, the view over rural Umbria was so beautiful it was like looking at …

Politics this week

Politics this week

Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, asked the queen to suspend Parliament soon after it returns on September 3rd. The move caught opposition parties, and many of Mr Johnson’s own Conservative MPs, off guard. The timing of the move, though perfectly legal, was designed to squeeze the already-tight timetable for MPs who want to block a no-deal Brexit. Parliament will …

Horticulture | The foody benefits of farming vertically

Horticulture | The foody benefits of farming vertically

More variety, new and old tastes MANY FOODIES pin the blame for farming’s ills on “unnatural” industrial agriculture. Agribusinesses create monocultures that destroy habitat and eliminate historic varieties. Farmers douse their crops with fertiliser and insecticide, which poison streams and rivers—and possibly human beings. Intensive farms soak up scarce water and fly their produce around the …