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What we can learn from Giuseppe Garibaldi
In the 19th century Garibaldi united a divided country. Today’s polarised politics could benefit from his pragmatic idealism.
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
Why making Juneteenth a US national holiday matters
The ruthless, self-questioning brilliance of Janet Malcolm
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How French conservatives are turning toward Marine Le Pen
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Trapped in the Cold Web
BY EMILY TAMKIN
Martin Rees and Steven Pinker: Wagering on catastrophe
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WORLD
The G7 showed the West endures, but is not rising to the scale of its challenges
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
Joe Biden’s big week: the US perspective on the G7, NATO and Vladimir Putin
BY EMILY TAMKIN
Is the neoliberal era finally over?
BY GEORGE EATON
Naftali Bennett’s first aim as leader of Israel’s new government will be to wreck it
BY DIMI REIDER
BUSINESS
Why Lina Khan could be Big Tech’s new worst enemy
Newly appointed as chair of the FTC, the 32-year-old competition lawyer has become the face of America’s “hipster antitrust” movement.
Did Cristiano Ronaldo give Coca-Cola a kicking?
The US and the EU’s stimulus policies show they have learned from the mistakes of the past
How social media companies help authoritarian governments censor the internet
Andy Haldane is right to warn that the UK’s recovery might not be sustainable – or fair
In digital trade, the UK is becoming more like the US than the EU
UK
Why a progressive alliance is an electoral fantasy
BY BEN WALKER
The Chesham and Amersham by-election doesn’t tell us much at all
Boris Johnson’s failure to lift restrictions on 21 June has agitated his Tory critics
How the UK and others are embracing nuclear proliferation
The threat of Labour defeat in Batley and Spen shows the party is facing a perfect storm
BY PAUL MASON
Keir Starmer should keep silent on Dominic Cummings
BY STEPHEN BUSH
CULTURE
“Choking on sanctimony”: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the cult of righteousness
BY FREDDIE HAYWARD
The Bench by Meghan Markle: It is mind-boggling how bad this book is
BY SOPHIE MCBAIN
Return of the long player
BY TOM GATTI
The paradoxes and platitudes of Salman Rushdie
MEDIA, TECH AND DIGITAL CULTURE
Anthony Weiner shows the downsides to the NFT meme boom
The ex-Congressman and convicted sex offender raises the question: can the commodification of shame really bring about ethical redemption?
BY SARAH MANAVIS
Internet outage: what caused gov.uk, Amazon and many other websites to go offline?
Are e-scooters the future of city travel?
The trouble with Instagram infographics as political discourse
BY SARAH MANAVIS
How this humble British petrol station became a hotspot for TikTok influencers
BY CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER
Why won’t Facebook just ban Donald Trump for good?
BY SARAH MANAVIS
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