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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

David Miliband presents a compelling explanation of the issue that dominates his work, writes Richard Angell In his new book, David Miliband guides the reader between three experiences that shape his views of refugees and displaced people – his parents, the ‘first...

My Life, Our Times

Gordon Brown is likely to be remembered as Labour's greatest chancellor. Will his reputation as prime minister improve with time too? Spencer Livermore thinks so Gordon Brown’s memoir has so far largely been viewed through the prism of his relationship with Tony...

The French Exception

The biggest driver of Emmanuel Macron appears to be his own ambition – but that is not his shortcoming, writes Conor Pope What is centrism? Is it a coherent political ideology, simply a rejection of ones that already exist, or just a dismissive attack by the radical...

When They Go Low, We Go High

Great speeches are an essential tool of democracy, and a bulwark against base populism, argues Paul Richards On the plains of Africa, about 100,000 years ago, give or take, human beings decided to stop pointing at things and start using sounds to describe them. They...