David Chan Smith, the author of Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws, traces the way one lawyer and judge shaped modern law, and how Coke's legacy plays a part in the crises of modern democracy.

How does deception work? How do we trick others, and how are we ourselves deceived? Peter Hancock, the author of Hoax Spring Eternal, breaks down the art of deception and "magical" entertainment.

Reacting to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago, Emile Chabal, the author of A Divided Republic, explores the implications for France as a modern nation.

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