The four-minute mile is 60 years old

Roger Bannister made his move to athletic prominence on May 6, 1954

The four-minute mile is 60 years old
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Roger Bannister made his move to athletic prominence on May 6, 1954.

Thatcher’s men

Her relationship with three men in her life proves she was more nuanced than her popular caricatures suggest

Thatcher’s men
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Her relationship with three men in her life proves she was more nuanced than her popular caricatures suggest.

When American political life had second acts

Unfortunately, they rarely, if ever, ended well

When American political life had second acts
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Unfortunately, they rarely, if ever, ended well.

Napoleon’s grasp exceeded his reach

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first abdication of the “little dead dude”

Napoleon’s grasp exceeded his reach
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This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first abdication of the “little dead dude”.

When Muhammad Ali ruled the world

Loved by some, hated by others, Ali always had a tendency to do the unexpected

When Muhammad Ali ruled the world
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Loved by some, hated by others, Ali always had a tendency to do the unexpected.

Liberals pour old wine into new bottles

It's like déjà vu all over again

Liberals pour old wine into new bottles
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It’s like déjà vu all over again.

Ireland’s first hero

For this St. Patrick’s Day, our columnist takes a look back at Brian Boru, high king of Ireland

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For this St. Patrick’s Day, our columnist takes a look back at Brian Boru, high king of Ireland.

Ukrainian blues

The combination of ethnically-linked identities and related grievances can have very nasty consequences

Ukrainian blues
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The combination of ethnically-linked identities and related grievances can have very nasty consequences.

The inequality debate takes a turn

A new study shows just how hard it is to prove there even is any

The inequality debate takes a turn
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A new study shows just how hard it is to prove there even is any.

Beware of experts who aren’t

There are valid reasons to be sceptical of “case closed” arguments that claim to speak from expert authority

Beware of experts who aren’t
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There are valid reasons to be sceptical of “case closed” arguments that claim to speak from expert authority.