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Soft power and freedom under the Coalition

The Coalition’s conception of “freedom” has little to do with empowering individuals and local communities. Instead, it means enhancing corporate power by “liberating” services from public control.

Putin still has plenty of friends in London

If we take a brief look back at our history of “getting tough” with Russia, we can see where our political and financial elites really stand.

Polly Toynbee's state and New Labour's reality

Michael Rustin (London, Soundings): Unfortunately, there are problems in the exercise of power by government in Britain beyond the infringements of human rights and individual liberties cited by the critics of Polly Toynbee’s pro-state position.

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