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New Left Review I/217, May-June 1996


Paul T—Investigates

Episode 1: At Contrac Headquarters

James Markham did not have many hidden powers. Only quietly manifest ones. European Director of the major construction company, Contrac, he made £60 million sound like the price of an evening newspaper. ‘If I decide that something needs doing, it gets done,’ he said, matter-of-factly. Across the expanse of an executive desk, he faced a research investigator from the University of Central Wapping, Paul T—?, he couldn’t remember his second name, and it didn’t matter. He only remembered on a ‘need to remember’ basis.

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