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Key Biden aide said pandemic was 'best thing that ever happened to him', book says
Anita Dunn reportedly said privately what officials ‘would never say in public’ as cautious campaigning won Covid battle with Trump

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Feb, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Snakes and Ladders by Selina Todd review – down with the meritocracy
Is social mobility possible or even desirable in Britain today? In a timely polemic, an Oxford historian sets out her egalitarian vision

Andrew Anthony

21, Feb, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Ten Year War review: Obamacare, Trump and Biden's battles yet to come
Jonathan Cohn’s study of the fight for healthcare coverage delivers depth, dish and much for Democrats to ponder

Lloyd Green

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The question every politician should be asking is, what does Mark Zuckerberg want with us? | Marina Hyde
This is about more than Facebook and news – it’s about the pursuit of power in a world where companies are stronger than countries, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

19, Feb, 2021 @1:53 PM

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Begin Again by Eddie S Glaude Jr review – the US through James Baldwin's eyes
The ‘white problem’ ... Baldwin’s writings spark a timely and absorbing engagement with American history

Sara Collins

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Byron Criddle obituary
Other lives: Academic political scientist who produced works on 20th-century French and British politics

Peter Clark

14, Feb, 2021 @11:11 AM

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Remembering Jeremy Heywood, the civil servant who ran Britain
In Suzanne Heywood’s memoir, What Does Jeremy Think?, she reveals the inner workings of Whitehall – and its ‘greatest servant’, her husband

Tim Adams

14, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'In Russia, the new evil is rooted in the old evil': novelist Sergei Lebedev on Putin, poison and state terror
The author’s new thriller revolves around a deadly neurotoxin. He talks about its parallels with the poisoning of Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny - and why today’s protests in his homeland give him hopeThe best books to understand contemporary Russia

Luke Harding

13, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Changing of the Guard by Simon Akam review – the truth about the British army
A rigorous investigation exposes an institution with a limited ability to change - which means things go badly wrong on the battlefield

Jason Burke

10, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The Assault on Truth by Peter Oborne review – how Boris Johnson played the press
The former Daily Mail columnist details the lies that assisted the prime minister’s rise to power, but is slow to admit his own part in a culpable media

Tim Adams

07, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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American Kompromat review: Trump, Russia, Epstein … and a lot we just don't know
A new book on the old president is titillating but scattershot, a compendium of wild stories and salacious accusations

Charles Kaiser

07, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What Does Jeremy Think? by Suzanne Heywood review – how to manage a prime minister
Inside the civil service ... a portrait and memoir of Jeremy Heywood, who was at the centre of British political life and had a knack for getting his way

Jonathan Portes

04, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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