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Who killed John Keats?

by John Barnard from Times On Friday July 27, 1821, five months after Keats’s death, the Morning Chronicle printed, under the heading “John Keats, the Poet”, a long letter written by someone identified only as “Y”. The letter was reprinted by Edmund Blunden in his book Shelley and Keats as they struck their Contemporaries (1925), with the [...]
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Eelworks

by Seamus Heaney from Times Online i To win the hand of the princess what tasks the youngest son had to perform. For me, the first to come a-courting in the fish factor’s house, it was to eat with them an eel supper. ii Cut of diesel oil in evening air, tractor engines in the clinker-built deep-bellied boats, landlubbers’ craft, heavy in water as a cow down in a drain, the men [...]
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Afghanistan: the natural State

by Alex de Waal from The Times The hard-bought election in Afghanistan was a reality check for the United States and its allies, compelling them to look again at their promise of building a modern state in that country. After overthrowing the Taliban, Afghan exiles and their foreign backers assumed that they would put the aberration of [...]
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Goldman Sachs reignites pay row with 46% rise

from THE TIMES Workers at Goldman Sachs have racked up an average $527,192 (£324,607) in salary and bonuses so far this year after the American investment bank made a $3.1 billion profit in the third quarter. Average pay for staff at the group, which employs around 5,500 staff in London, is 46 per cent higher compared to [...]
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Britain's New Supreme Court

by Joshua Rozenbergfrom THE TIMES A new constitution is being created in the United Kingdom. Yet few care to notice. One reason for the lack of concern is that the British constitution is largely unwritten – or, more accurately, uncodified. Another, as Vernon Bogdanor writes in The New British Constitution, is that recent reforms have been [...]
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Thatcher, Gorbachev, Bush: read the secret Kremlin records

Remarkable cache of official transcripts of conversations which show the then Prime Minister’s hostility towards a united Germany Note by Anatoly Chernyaev on conclusions from the Conference for International Policy. March 10 1986: excerpt (…) Shouldn’t we actually thoroughly consider whether we could mount this whole ‘German-German question’ in such a way so it benefits the socialist community, socialism [...]
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