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Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is an award-winning Edinburgh-born journalist who writes columns for The TimesThe Spectator and GQ. He writes the satirical Times column My Week on Saturdays and is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

Judah Passow, Kenneth Collins and Hugo Rifkind on the Jews of Scotland
In Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future, photographer Judah Passow documents the life of Scotland’s contemporary Jewish community. His project has been exhibited in Edinburgh’s Parliament and in galleries across Scotland and the US. Kenneth Collins’s Jewish Glasgow: an Illustrated History focuses on the Jewish contribution to this renowned city. Together with journalist Hugo ...
JQ Wingate Prize
Find out who is in the running to win 2016’s prestigious JQ Wingate Prize as this year’s judges, Tahmima Anam, Samantha Ellis, Hugo Rifkind and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, discuss the shortlist with JQ editor Nicola Christie. Past winners include Amos Oz, David Grossman, Zadie Smith, Imre Kertész, Oliver Sacks, WG Sebald and Shalom Auslander. The 2016 long-listed books are: Th...
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story
In an astute and moving exposé of war’s futility – part memoir, part reportage – award-winning writer and journalist Matti Friedman, in conversation with Hugo Rifkind recounts in his nonfiction work Pumpkinflowers the fate that befell an Israeli military outpost on the Lebanese borders in the 1990s. A lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-to-day realities of war, and a powerful coming-of-age narrative, Pumpkinflowers casts an unflinching look at the nature of modern warfare, in ...
Making Sense of Terror
Gabrielle Rifkind offers a unique insight into the psychology of political extremism. When we talk about IS and similar groups, we approach them as political organisations. What, however, would Sigmund Freud have made of these deadly entities? We need to ask the question: Do the inner disquiets of Islam make more sense to psychologists than to Imams? In her new book,The Psychology of Political Extremism: what Sigmund Freud would have thought about Islamic State, Rifkind argues t...
A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology

Our world is undergoing a seismic transformation. Digital technologies – from artificial intelligence to blockchain, from robotics to virtual reality – are transforming the way we live together, and the future of politics. Artificial intelligence alone raises tremendous legal and ethical issues. In a world transformed by technology, where does humanity figure? Our expert panel discussed.

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