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At a time of disillusionment with politics, calls for direct public involvement in decision-making are growing louder
Poor whites have long been derided and disenfranchised in their own country — as have their black counterparts. So why can’t they find common ground?
How does this show — now opening on Broadway — exert appeal across the political spectrum?
Rooted in hip-hop, this exuberant new musical tells the story of one of the US’s founding fathers
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s drama nimbly negotiates weighty themes in a complex period of history
London and New York are divided by a common snack
Jefferson’s doubts about black American citizenship still exist, writes Annette Gordon-Reed
‘It is crystal clear that the new ‘r’ word poses big problems for America’s establishment’
Legal jeopardy is one of the risks of doing business in locations where reserves are bountiful
These days small groups with a strong motivation exert undue influence
The Villa Rotonda is the inspiration for some of the world’s most famous buildings
The Virginia school sticks to traditional values in twenty-first century home
Charlottesville’s vineyards and country estates are attracting big-city buyers looking for a rural lifestyle
From Mr. Dennis Oveis, Tampa, FL, US
From Mr William Shivell, San Diego, CA, US
‘The Yellow Book’, the directory listing 3,800 gardens across the UK, unlocks beautiful private plots to visitors
Germaine de Staël, the free-thinking novelist and essayist, viewed understanding not only as a faculty of the intellect but also of the soul
An erudite account of how the 16th-century religious upheaval paved the way for modern capitalism
From Mr Les Gapay, Rancho Mirage, CA, US
From Iraq to religion, Christopher Hitchens defined areas of debate, writes John Lloyd
After thorough soil mapping and intensive input from specialists in soil and viticulture, the wines are thrillingly good
Congress must take the chance to act on patent reforms
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