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Rai, Milan

Noam Chomsky, 'Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy'

Metropolitan Books 2006; ISBN 0 80507 912 2; 320pp; £16.99

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The cartoon wars

The crisis over the Muhammad cartoons is not, despite appearances, primarily about free speech, or the prohibition on depicting the Prophet.

Mike Davis, 'The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu'

New Press, 2005. ISBN 1 59558 011 5; 210pp; £12.99

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Andrew Murray and Lindsey German , 'Stop the War: The story of Britain's biggest mass movement'

Bookmarks, 2005; ISBN 1 905192 00 2; 276pp; £15.99

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Whoever you vote for, Washington wins

The elections in Iraq have been an unprecedented opportunity for ordinary people to influence the destiny of their country, but the National Assembly they have elected is so hedged in with US impos

Staying power

The woman passed by, then came back and took a leaflet.