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An friend’s experience of the American healthcare system showed BONNIE GREER the horror of a US-style NHS.

As Trump and Putin try to unpick agreements on nuclear weapons that have helped keep the world safe, IAN WALKER looks back at the moment the world first stepped back from the abyss

F.W Murnau, December 28, 1889 - March 11, 1931

Paul Connew on the tragedy which is tarnishing the White House.

Bonnie Greer explains why the president’s former fixer is simply a mook.

Michael White on the Brexit magic carpet ride with an unknown destination.

Singers started to unbutton, and America got a taste for adultery. SOPHIA DEBOICK on a saucy year in music

The author of Das Boot would have hated the new TV adaptation - but he hated most things. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the troubled mind which could never escape the terror of war beneath the waves.

Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO offers a global perspective on how Britain’s national hero is seen.

One of the best pieces of television analysis surrounding Brexit has not come from the BBC, ITV or Channel 4. It was not even produced for British television. It instead originally aired in America.

A striking feature of the Brexit camp’s narrative in the UK both before and after the 2016 referendum has been the repeated claim that leaving the EU is consistent with the lessons of history.

The year when music came with a sense of optimism, Orientalism – and often surrealism – as pharaohs and fruit provided the inspiration.

Surrealist comedian Ernie Kovacs remains a relatively obscure figure here BENJAMIN IVRY celebrates the genuine pioneer of the small screen.

The reality of Britain’s position after it leaves the EU is becoming clearer

New investigations, fresh scandals emerging, Republicans considering alternative candidates, has it all gone wrong for Trump?

The Olympic year represented a high point for a self-confident and outward-looking United Kingdom, says Sophia Deboick.

GARTH CARTWRIGHT talks to Horace Panter of the ska pioneers about the band’s astonishing new album, politics and painting.

Barnaby Towns slays another unicorn – the enduring myth of a Canada-style deal

By picking a fight with Ireland, the UK might turn one of its closest allies against it, writes BONNIE GREER.

In this week’s Brex Factor, STEVE ANGLESEY takes on the fact-less Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski and names his Brexiteers of the week.

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

50 years ago, the first Boeing 747 took to the air and changed the world. IAN WALKER pays tribute to an astonishing feat of engineering, endeavour and imagination.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

American reluctance to fulfil its previous international role is leaving the global stage open to dark forces, says PAUL KNOTT.

BONNIE GREER on how British populism is fuelling Brexit in England.

Rainer Werner Fassbiner’s extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.

#83: Lola Montez, dancer and adventuress. February 17, 1821 - January 17, 1861

As things begin to fall apart Bonnie Greer looks back at the late great writers who will define the next 12 months.

Even at this late stage, Brexiteers are projecting their own dreams onto their failing enterprise, in the knowledge they will escape the blame. John Kampfner reports.

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