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June 2008
British newspaper writing is famously more vigorous and readable than its American equivalent. But this comes at a price: there’s a good chance that anything you read in a British newspaper isn’t true.
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June 2008
The new transatlantic buzzword is actually a very old one — ancient Greek, in fact. Thumos is defined by Robert Kagan as “a spiritedness and ferocity in defence of clan, tribe, city, or state”.
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June 2008
One of the most important contributions which Britain made to the prosperity of the world in the 19th century was the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846.
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June 2008
The American subprime explosion is still sending ripples of trouble out to the rest of the financial world. But subprime mortgages may only be the beginning of disruption in the US.
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