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It’s one of the stranger verities of US politics: the way that so many members of the beleaguered working and middle classes have become wary of any politician who talks about social democracy.
For all our progress, the mechanisms of life remain stubbornly elusive.
All the world’s a stage . . . and many are the fidgets entertaining themselves round it.
Most Americans are as offended by Donald Trump as most civilised foreigners are. But few foreigners are aware of the anger and fear of his supporters.
In an open society, there is a delicate balance between the competing claims of liberty and security - so what do we do about terrorism?
“Why did Nick Clegg cross the road? Because he said he wouldn’t.”
From Mughal wonders to a modern atrocity.
Why Michael Gove, and Vote Leave, are wrong about Europe.
Almost all of the recent terror attacks in Europe were carried out by our own people. So how can we stop another?
These women are trying to eke out an existance in the no-man's land between the Islamists and far right groups. Acts of compassion - and translation - matter.
The Indie’s cheerful mourners, teachers’ colour pens, and why the Tories will spoil your dinner.
If Donald Trump’s casual sexism makes him an icon to men who feel robbed of their birthright, female voters aren't won over.
The Politics Column.
Jihadis, spectacular mass-casualty attacks and the myth of an apocalyptic new world order.
Rough justice in Iraq’s killing fields.
Heaney’s account of Aeneas’s encounters with the dead across death’s river is even more powerful for its restraint.
Peter Oborne takes on David Laws’ Coalition: the Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government – an account of the 2010-15 coalition from the Liberal Democrat point of view.
The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest is an elegy for a London seen from south of the river.
How an opium-addicted celebrity emerged from the fraught world of editorial double-dealing.
Marina Benjamin probes the stories of the Columbine killers and the Unabomber through A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold and Every Last Tie by David Kaczynski.
Simon Wren-Lewis reviews new books from the two "rock star" economists.
New poetry from John Kinsella.
At the heart of The Great Soul of Siberia is not a fear of snapping jaws, but of a broader, deeper terror: that of extinction.
In avoiding a single cut, Sebastian Schipper’s thriller allows the actors to relish building a performance chronologically.
Maigret Sets a Trap and The A Word reviewed.
All presenters try to get the best from the public - but it's harder at 4am.
And, on top of everything, my local is finally closing.
Winifred Carney was one of two female candidates for Sinn Fein at the 1918 election, finishing third at Belfast Victoria behind Labour Unionist and Labour candidates.
Luckily, my fellow diners were doctors.
Around the solid centre of the rice kernel, mystery builds.
In the four different places I stayed, on Saturdays and Sundays, I was able to walk to a sports bar and watch a live game, any live Prem game of my choice.
It’s official: standing on busy escalators is faster than walking up (or down) them.
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