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By Robert Skidelsky - Jun 25,2014
In last month’s European Parliament election, eurosceptic and extremist parties won 25 per cent of the popular vote, with the biggest gains chalked up in France, the United Kingdom and Greece. These results were widely, and correctly, interpreted as showing the degree of d
By Robert Skidelsky - May 24,2014
Earlier last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that gas giant Gazprom would start demanding payment a month in advance for the supplies that it sells to Ukraine. The British newspaper The Observer published, in response, a striking cartoon showing Putin sitting o
By Robert Skidelsky - Feb 23,2014
At the start of the Industrial Revolution, textile workers in the Midlands and the North of England, mainly weavers, staged a spontaneous revolt, smashing machinery and burning factories. Their complaint was that the newfangled machines were robbing them of their wages and jobs.

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