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Nick Cohen is a journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for the Observer, a blogger for the Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. His books include You Can't Read This Book, What's Left? and Pretty Straight Guys
The genius of bad books
From James Bond to Jack Reacher, we’re suckers for an uncomplicated hero. But there is an art to the action novel, writes Nick Cohen
Writers of the World Unite!
From the archive: letter from Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey's Desert of the Real
How freely can you speak at a literary festival in China?
The becoming of the battery
Liberals have allowed the Right to own free speech