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The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It
In The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs, offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy

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A #1 Sunday Times bestseller [UK]

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

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Why Marx Was Right
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