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A New Dawn in Dorset

Last night, the Tories lost control of one of their heartland councils in Bournemouth. It's the latest in a series of defeats for the Conservatives in areas that have been blue for generations.

Dialectics in 69

The theatre collectives of the late 1960s tried to harness political turmoil to create an image of utopia, complete with its dark side.

Australian Labor’s Miliband Moment

After losing what many believed was an unloseable election, Australia's Labor Party is learning what Britain's did in 2015: it's hard to build enthusiasm for compromise and moderation.

The Socialism of T. Dan Smith

Often derided as a symbol of corruption, T. Dan Smith's vision of a modern, socialist 'Brasilia of the North' transformed Newcastle and deserves to be remembered.