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    Book Review: The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel

Book Review: The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel

In The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, Walter […]

  • Permalink A Time for Revolutions, the Making of the Welfare State. The 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report is marked by an exhibition in the LSE Library Gallery on the ground floor of the Lionel Robbins Building. The exhibition was curated by Indebar Bhullar and runs from the 8th January to 13th April 2018.Gallery

    LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Feature: Introducing 5 Key Items in LSE Library Exhibition ‘A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State’ (8 January – 13 April 2018)

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Feature: Introducing 5 Key Items in LSE Library Exhibition ‘A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State’ (8 January – 13 April 2018)

Image Credit: A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State exhibition, LSE Library, 8 Jan – 13 Apr 2018 […]

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    LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) […]

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Doctor’s Dilemma

75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) […]

  • Permalink The Exchange Square 交易廣場 is a building complex located in Central, Hong Kong. 

The property is the home of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since the 1980s. It also houses many international banking and law firms ncluding Credit Suisse, Bank of Montreal, Lloyd George Management, Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy and Allens Arthur Robinson. It is also home to the consulates in Hong Kong of Argentina, Canada, Japan, and the American Club of Hong Kong.
 
Pictured is One Exchange Square and Two Exchange Square from the point of view from the entrance level—which, like many hotels in Hong kong, is not on the ground floor but at the elevated footbridge level.

This photo was taken at night so it is a bit grainy. And as usual, I find this extreme wide angle view up to be more interesting than other perspectives.

# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-02-09 22:29:08 GMT+0800
+ Dimensions: 4979 x 3319
+ Exposure: 1/13 sec at f/4.0
+ Focal Length: 17 mm
+ ISO: 3200
+ Flash: Did not fire
+ Camera: Canon EOS 7D
+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
+ GPS: 22°17'0Gallery

    Book Review: A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism by Kean Birch

Book Review: A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism by Kean Birch

In A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism, Kean Birch seeks to bring clarity to the ubiquitous use of ‘neoliberalism’ as a […]

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    Book Review: Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman by Paul Lendvai

Book Review: Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman by Paul Lendvai

In Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman, Paul Lendvai examines how, via a ‘lightning-speed assault’ on its democratic features, Hungary can now be […]

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    Book Review: Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor by Iina Kohonen

Book Review: Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor by Iina Kohonen

In Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor, Iina Kohonen examines a variety of artworks and archival […]

Book Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

100 years ago today, on 6 February 1918, the Representation of the Peoples’ Act gave all men over the […]

  • Permalink Petroleum-based plastics now take up about 25 percent of the volume of landfills. But knives, forks, and spoons made from a starch-polyester material won't contribute to the problem, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),  Agriculture Research Service (ARS) innovation. Various biodegradable starch-polyester compositions can be used for other one-time-use items such as plastic bags and wraps that are now made from petroleum. USDA photo by Scott Bauer.Gallery

    Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

In Food, Power and Agency, editors Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon bring together contributors to explore how food, power and agency contribute […]

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    Book Review: The Art of Brutalism: Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain by Ben Highmore

Book Review: The Art of Brutalism: Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain by Ben Highmore

In The Art of Brutalism: Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain, Ben Highmore offers a comprehensive exploration of brutalism as […]

Book Review: The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

In The Origin of Others, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature Toni Morrison extends her […]

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    Long Read Review: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff

Long Read Review: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff

In The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, Maya Jasanoff argues that novelist Joseph Conrad’s life and […]

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    Book Review: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

Book Review: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed […]

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    Book Review: Balloon Madness: Flights of Imagination in Britain, 1783-1786 by Clare Brant

Book Review: Balloon Madness: Flights of Imagination in Britain, 1783-1786 by Clare Brant

In Balloon Madness: Flights of Imagination in Britain, 1783-1786, Clare Brant explores the booming popularity of the hot air balloon in […]

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    LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part One)

LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part One)

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What were you reading in 2017 on LSE Review of Books? In Part One […]

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