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    1. September 3, 2014

      Professor leads fight for Hong Kong democracy

      Benny Tai is China’s latest public enemy No 1. Sitting in his office at Hong Kong University, the soft-spoken law professor...

    2. July 18, 2014

      The radical reformer felled by his imaginary Blob

      I am a child of the Blob. My mother was a teacher. I am biased but she was a good one; parents gave her fancy chocolates at...

    1. March 7, 2014

      Bryan Cranston is breaking good

      So many things can go wrong in the kitchen. It’s like baking a soufflé: it can go flat and you have no idea why.” Breaking...

    2. December 13, 2013

      See you, see me

      For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

    3. December 12, 2013

      Mandela, American public servant

      It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

    4. November 14, 2013

      Review – The Butler

      The Butler is like some bonkers Advent calendar of American history. Every time a White House window opens, a film star’s...

    5. August 28, 2013

      Obama tells of ‘unfinished business’ in King commemoration

      Barack Obama, the first black US president, cast economic inequality and income stagnation facing Americans of all races as...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2013

      I have a dream

      Chip Somodevilla/Getty A march in Washington to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday marked the ‘Let Freedom Ring Commemoration...

    7. August 23, 2013

      A dream deferred

      The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, by William P Jones, Norton,...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 20, 2013

      Reflections at the Lincoln Memorial

      Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington The Rev. Dr....

    9. April 19, 2013

      Gay marriage: preaching to the unconverted

      Only a year ago Barack Obama still didn’t dare support gay marriage. There are few political issues in history on which...

    10. January 24, 2013

      US taxes: Certain as death, complicated as hell

      Pedro Alfonso, a veteran of the technology and telecommunications business in Washington, has five photographs hanging in...

    11. January 21, 2013

      African-Americans mark proud moment

      Melissa Stokes’ day began before dawn with a visit to the new Martin Luther King memorial and then photos with friends in...

    12. January 21, 2013

      European stocks flirt with two-year highs

      Monday 19:00 GMT. EUROPEAN CLOSE. A firm day in Europe left the region’s stocks challenging their best levels in nearly two...

    13. January 20, 2013

      Second inauguration to be more subdued

      Four years ago, Barack Obama brought his family to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration to pay...

    14. December 18, 2012

      Now Dig This!, MoMA PS1, New York

      In August 1965, the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles span into six days of fires, violence and destruction that left 34...

    15. October 1, 2012

      American Lulu, Komische Oper Berlin

      Lulu, her adoptive father and her lesbian admirer are black, and the action takes place amid the US Civil Rights movement to...

    16. September 7, 2012

      Lewis attacks tightened voter ID laws

      John Lewis, the civil rights activist who fought against racial segregation with Martin Luther King, has decried Republican...

    17. June 22, 2012

      From riots to a rebirth

      Nothing elevates the status of a burgeoning district in Washington DC like a visit from the president and first lady of the...

    18. June 8, 2012

      John Carlos, USA

      Mexico City, 1968 200m When John Carlos was a young boy in Harlem, New York, he had a vivid dream in which he was standing...

    19. April 13, 2012

      Expat lives: In seeds we trust

      Few Romans list one of their work contact numbers in the Arctic Circle but Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global...

    20. March 16, 2012

      Clooney arrested at Sudan protest

      George Clooney, the US actor, has been arrested, with his father, while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2012

      European stocks grind higher while yen appreciates further

      The downgrade of nine European nations continued to reverberate across global markets. However, traders grew increasingly...

    22. January 16, 2012

      Will equities resume post-holiday dream run?

      US investors will return from their Martin Luther King Jr holiday with equities at possibly an important inflection...

    23. December 30, 2011

      Former Obama adviser plots Miliband course

      Ed Miliband has a once-in-a-generation chance to win the argument over business ethics and should push ahead with his...

    24. October 21, 2011

      Chuka Umunna on. . .

      His ethnic background Chuka Umunna bridles slightly when asked if he describes himself as black. “I do find it a bit...

    25. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2011

      Obama indicates support for OWS

      Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

    26. October 16, 2011

      Obama extends support for protesters

      Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

    27. October 13, 2011

      The Mountaintop, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York

      At least 15 minutes of Katori Hall’s new play had elapsed before I realised just how much I had been missing Samuel L....

    28. October 7, 2011

      Driving Miss Daisy, Wyndham’s, London

      It’s a star vehicle, so it seems apt that it’s about driving. Alfred Uhry’s touching tale about a crusty old widow and her...

    29. October 4, 2011

      Investors in Zambia can rest easy

      From Mr Samuel Ngoma. Sir, I refer to Andrew England’s false alarm headlined “Zambia’s new leader stirs investor unease”...

    30. August 29, 2011

      India’s battle for democracy has just begun

      Anna Hazare’s 13-day fast that galvanised much of India raises two issues – one about the Gandhian mode of protest, the...

    31. August 12, 2011

      Going the whole hog

      View the slideshow The more smoke and neon, the better the barbecue. Next to peanut butter, it is America’s national food,...

    32. August 12, 2011

      The Beach Beneath the Street

      The lack of politicisation in the recent riots around Britain can be frustrating to those steeped in French theory, those...

    33. June 2, 2011

      Award-winning reporter and games player

      John Graham, a vivid young reporter for the FT from Washington, Vietnam and Northern Ireland some 40 years ago, has died in...

    34. April 8, 2011

      Malcolm X

      Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable, Allen Lane, RRP£30, 608 pages Malcolm Little, better known to...

    35. March 30, 2011

      Martin Luther Miliband speaks

      Ed Miliband has drawn criticism for his weekend speech at the TUC rally where he associated the cause with Emmeline...

    36. Westminster Blog

      March 30, 2011

      Ed Miliband's wedding speech

      As news emerges of Ed Miliband’s impending nuptials, FT Westminster has obtained a secret copy of his draft speech: “I’m so...

    37. March 18, 2011

      Blueprint for a revolution

      Protesters in Cairo; Canvas has links with the April 6 activists In October 2000, a group of students from Belgrade...

    38. February 20, 2011

      Obama has weak hand to play in Mideast

      For the first time since he left office two years ago, George W. Bush misses being in the White House. That is the word...

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