Britain

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

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How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.

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Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver

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David Cameron is Useless

Why the Syria vote is an emblematic failure for Britain's prime minister

In November 2009, David Cameron gave the Hugo Young Lecture, sponsored by The Guardian in memory of its highly respected columnist. Young had died of cancer in the autumn of 2003 after a splendid swan song, a final year of controlled rage. Sooner and more clearly than almost any other English journalist, including colleagues at his own paper, he saw through the imposture by which Tony Blair—whom Young had once much admired—took his country into the Iraq war.

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Murdoch's Papers Fight the Guardian (and Free Speech)

Journalism's circular firing squad, UK edition

While it might be a mite too early to assess the historic and political impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks of top secret NSA documents, the first casualty is already clear: journalism.

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Margaret Thatcher's Unintended Legacies

She wanted a conservative, middle-class England. She delivered anything but.

She wanted a return to a conservative, middle-class England. The country she created is anything but.

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Better Read Than Red

Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100

Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100.

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The Importance of Being Prickly

How Margaret Thatcher ruled

How Margaret Thatcher ruled.

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The Irony Lady

Margaret Thatcher's fluctuating foreign policy

Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy fluctated wildly.

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The Universalist

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. ALONZO KING is not a celebrity. He is virtually unknown outside the dance world, and even to insiders he is something of an outsider, a choreographer-monk working away with a small troupe of devoted dancers in San Francisco. It is not that his work has gone unrecognized: he has won dozens of awards and made ballets for companies as diverse as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the Royal Swedish Ballet.

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