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This week, historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto argues that democracies have a lust for bloodshed; screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce praises Newman’s creative genius; Cardinal Renato Martino talks to Ed West about his efforts to prevent two Gulf Wars; and John Gummer says the reform of the Act of Settlement does not go far enough. Joseph Pearce, meanwhile, says Hollywood should keep its hands off Shakespeare. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.