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Politics

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Food for thought (Oxbridge prep material)

Mike McCartney

19th August 2021

A couple of articles for students who want to take thinking about politics beyond A Level

If you are thinking about taking your consideration of what Politics is all about in directions not covered within the narrow confines of the A Level syllabus, here are a couple of suggestions.

In a beautifully written long read, Blair McClendon deliberates the significance of racial politics with regards to what Obama seemed to promise in terms of something approaching a post-racial society, and the reality after he took office.

See here: https://www.theguardian.com/us...

And Rafael Behr’s latest column evaluates three decades later, what some have called the “end of history” moment. See here: https://www.theguardian.com/co...

Mike McCartney

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