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New Statesman

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The Long Ride to Riyadh

Taking a taxi across the Saudi desert.

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Life and Death at His Fingertips

Watching a brain surgeon at work.

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The Tax Haven in the Heart of Britain

The history of the The City of London Corporation, a “prehistoric monster which had mysteriously survived into the modern world.”

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The Vagabond King

When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside.