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New Statesman magazine

What went wrong

A special issue on why, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the liberal West is in crisis, featuring David Reynolds, John Simpson and Ivan Krastev

Plus Pippa Bailey on her grandfather’s extraordinary life and Margaret Hodge’s diary

Misunderstanding Mrs Thatcher

How Margaret Thatcher consolidated her power – not thanks to the Falklands War, but because of an opposition that underestimated her.

A tale of two cities

Thirty years ago this month the Berlin Wall came down and with it a stand-off between East and West that had defined the era of the Cold War.

Politics

Culture

Why poetry matters

The story of 20th-century poetry teaches us that language is not a luxury: we need the right words in order to survive.

Media, Tech and Digital Culture

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