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Economics:
The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang

What is economics? What can – and can’t – it explain about the world? Why does it matter?

 

Human Evolution

Robin Dunbar

What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail?

 

Revolutionary Russia, 1891‑1991

Orlando Figes

What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences?

 

The Domesticated Brain

Bruce Hood

Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour?

 

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

Melissa Lane

Where do our ideas about politics come from? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? How should we exercise power?