How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film
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Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ?
Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
A snapshot of a famous life.
Documentary makers, museum curators, PR teams and the royal family all want their say on the 20th anniversary of her death.
A scene from ‘Dunkirk,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.
The CCP seems intent on bringing Hong Kong into line.
Twenty years on from the handover of the British Crown colony, the people of Hong Kong are increasingly experiencing the vicissitudes of communism.
President Woodrow Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, urging a declaration that a state of war exists.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
Peace Delegates on the Noordam – Mrs. P. Lawrence, Jane Addams, Anna Molloy.
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A century ago, American women organized to protest World War I. The fact that their efforts failed isn't the most important point.
Having moved so far from its origins in 1788, perhaps Australia Day should now be a celebration of Australian 'ordinariness'.
The Malta free port, built in 1988.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
The Jacobites are regularly cast as 'primitive' Scots – yet it is a false narrative suited for political ends.
A voting station in London where the remain vote was strong. Only the London region, Scotland and Northern Island voted to remain.
The London area has been the U.K.'s political and economic power center, causing the social inequality with other parts of England and Wales that fueled the leave campaign.
Now what are you going to do with it?
UKIP's Nigel Farage and others blamed immigration for the desire to "leave." But the real subject of the referendum was a dismal economy that stopped working for most Brits.
An uncertain future…
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The UK's regions – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – hold very different views about whether to remain in the EU, which means the country might not survive a Brexit in its current form.
UKIP on tour.
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A cultural war is necessary to protect the progressive and compassionate heart of this country.
Code of Federal Regulations, all 175,000 pages.
Too much regulation from Brussels has been a rallying cry for Britons who want to opt out of the EU. Is 'overregulation' a problem in the U.S. too?
Ethnic minorities have re-defined what it means to be British.
With the “Brexit” decision looming, citizens of the European Union may be walking into a troublesome future.
In two weeks, Brits will cast a vote that could change the future of the European Union. A UCLA expert explores the continent's greatest threats to unity.
The Thames whale: a rather lost northern bottlenose.
It didn't turn out well for the whale who went to Westminster, but others have made a happy home in British waters.
Dinner is not served. Luncheon, on the other hand…
Forget fast cars and fancy clothes – it's language that reveals where you really come from.