From the importance — in this wretched time of tribal shrieking — of looking at humanity’s horrible crimes to a profile of Boris Johnson’s controversial adviser, here is a selection of our best weekend reads. Also featured: an interview with bestselling Korean novelist Cho Nam-Joo and some predictions for winners and losers in London property.
Seventy-five years after the liberation of history’s most notorious concentration camp, contributing editor Schama revisits the dark history of 20th-century anti-Semitism — and warns of the battles that lie ahead. If the story represents the very worst that humans can do, the act of telling is also a reassertion through horrified decency of the mutual kindness of which humanity must yet be capable.
A dishevelled figure with a soft voice and the appearance of an eccentric scientist, he directed the 2016 campaign to take Britain out of the EU. Cummings is now arguably the second most powerful man in Britain, and he is on a mission with a bold new agenda.
Estate agents are confident because Jeremy Corbyn did not win the UK election. If their predictions are right, which category of buyers stands to benefit — and which stands to lose — from a property market surge? The FT asked experts and buyers what could happen.
Louis Vuitton, the 166-year-old French luxury house known for its leather handbags and the jewel of Bernard Arnault’s €215bn luxury goods empire, has emerged as the surprise buyer of a 1,758-carat rough diamond — the second-largest found in a century. The purchase signals the group’s growing ambitions in high-end jewellery.
The South Korean author behind the novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has helped to inspire a new wave of women’s rights activism in east Asia. The tale neatly illustrates the Korean society into which Cho arrived in the late 1970s: boys before girls, men over women. More than 1m copies have been sold.
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