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The Harvard academic and author on how to defeat “illiberal democracy” and “undemocratic liberalism”.
From one sports shop in Maidenhead to a £2.8bn net-worth and a £90m deal to buy House of Fraser.
In the last year the Unite the Right movement has splintered and its organisational capacity dwindled, but the Overton window is still shifting.
Luck is usually a matter of perspective – yet those who think they have it often end up attracting more success.
We need a return to John Birt’s news strategy of the Eighties, which prioritised expertise and analysis and discarded froth.
There are calls for “Corbynism without Corbyn”: keeping his domestic agenda but discarding his foreign policy baggage.
Private companies now give patients the opportunity to jump the appointments queue.
Are we willing to give up our freedom in exchange for efficient, data-driven public services owned and run by tech giants?
Israeli intelligence from the outset occupied a shadow realm, separate from the country’s democratic institutions. A deep state.
When the war finally came to an end, artists on both sides had to face the problem of how to paint the peace.
The album features 14 dense, precise, tightly constructed songs – most refuse a traditional verse/chorus structure for shorter, stranger vignettes.
Clues, maps and unlikely disguises: all narrated in majestic Ondaatjean style.
Milkman is both universal and a distinctly Irish novel, a dark satire with a twist of Beckett.
Ten years on, the aftershocks of the crash threaten the very notion of the nation state.
Edugyan shows there is more to bondage than physical captivity.
The prose is so clear that it feels less like writing and more like a surrendering to memory itself.
All would agree that when children lose their parents it is tragic, yet orphans have so often been neglected and abused.
Between BBC Two’s portrait of Sylvia Plath and Mark Gatiss’s film about the artist John Minton, there was no competition.
BlacKkKlansman is inspired by actual events – or, as the opening titles put it, “Dis joint is based on some fo’ real, fo’ real shit.”
Moral debate and questions of the right to offend dominate this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Overshadowed by the 1975 film, this time-passing beach read is late-summer perfection on the radio.
From Joshua Gamson’s The Fabulous Sylvester, I learnt of the birth of the San Francisco gay scene and the counterculture of the late 1960s.
The Russian author turned 15 years in the Gulag into fiction of extraordinary daring. His stories are timely reminders of the human cost of communism.
I nervously leave a message, before reflecting on the fact that Carman died in 2001.
Republicans must protect their national bird, and its homeland, against the dishonour and greed of Trump.
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