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10 January 2024

Subscriber of the week: Gary Sweet

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I teach literature.

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Lancaster, Texas.

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Yes, in every election.

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Three years or so.

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I wanted a quality magazine with political news.

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In my recliner chair.

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Articles about the old New Left.

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Andrew Marr, Rachel Cooke, Freddie Hayward – and George Orwell and Lindsay Anderson.

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Clement Attlee.

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Thatcher or Liz Truss.

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Recently, “Is AI a danger to humanity…” by Harry Lambert.

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a port in the right-wing storm.

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