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The Grinding War in Ukraine Could Have Ended a Long Time Ago

The Grinding War in Ukraine Could Have Ended a Long Time Ago

An early peace deal could have ended the bloody war in Ukraine. But NATO opposition and revelations about the Russian massacre of civilians at Bucha, along with US media that all but ignored potential routes to peace, dashed those hopes. A Ukrainian tank moves on a...

Liz Truss’s Press Tour Is an Exercise in Reality Denial

Liz Truss’s Press Tour Is an Exercise in Reality Denial

Britain’s short-lived Tory prime minister Liz Truss has finally emerged from hiding to tell the story of her less than two months at 10 Downing Street, and she’s already rewriting history. Liz Truss’s forty-nine day stint as UK prime minister will probably be...

The Housing Crisis Will Persist Even If Housing Prices Fall

The Housing Crisis Will Persist Even If Housing Prices Fall

In the UK, housing prices are thankfully forecast to drop this year. But without a serious investment in social housing from the government, the housing crisis isn’t going to end. Tower blocks in St. Johns Wood, London. (mattbuck / Wikimedia Commons) While 2023 is...

Tom Nairn Held a Mirror Up to a Britain in Decline

The United Kingdom, commentators are fond of remarking, is not properly speaking the name of a country but of a political settlement. Neither is Great Britain — an imperial moniker that denotes a territory whose borders have been drawn on the Welsh and the Jamaican...