James Mumford is a British author. He currently lives in London, but has spent many years in America – most recently, Charlottesville, Virginia. Learn more.

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In this refreshing and eye-opening book, Mumford questions the basic assumptions of our political groups. His challenge is simple: ‘Why should believing strongly about one topic mean the automatic adoption of so many others?’

Read an introductory extract here

“A plea for nuance and ambivalence, in a world that often seems to be in danger of mislaying both”, The Observerread review here

“A thought-provoking exploration of some of the most contentious problems of our time”, The Sunday Timesread review here