Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
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How do dictators and authoritarians stay in power?
What you could you be missing out on when you're busy fearing that you're missing out...
Discover the true cost of keeping the lights on.
Are new idealists setting a fresh standard for cultural sensitivity?
How can we tell if a politician can be trusted to stick to their promises?
David Aaronovitch digs deeps into the important issues in the news in The Briefing Room
The last large-scale pandemic was Spanish Flu which killed tens of millions in 1918.
Headteachers discuss their different approaches to policies.
Amina Lone and Naila Nadoo explain their positions.
New Statesman editor Jason Cowley on what's shaping the attitudes of young people today.