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The new mysteries of class

Britain's class structure has become harder to describe. Ferdinand Mount does his best but leaves out the end of empire and the public service elite
Geoff Dench  

Empire lite

The case for empire is that it has become, in a place like Iraq, the last hope for democracy and stability. America is an imperial power for a post-imperial age - but like the empires of old it faces over-extension…
Michael Ignatieff