Jane Miller lives in London, and is the author, most recently, of In My Own Time: Thoughts and Afterthoughts (2016), a collection of her In These Times columns and interviews.
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What a Tangled (World Wide) Web
Have our youth lost the gift of boredom?
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China’s One-Child Tyranny
In his new novel, Chinese author Ma Jian vividly excoriates his native country's population control.
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Extra Time
What to do with those 'golden years' after 80?
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Really Bright Ideas
Britain's coalition government inflicts creative 'reforms' upon its people.
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Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher
The tall tales are all true.
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Demystifying India
Jane Miller reflects on the end of an empire.
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Loving to Hate the Royal Family
Hilary Mantel's sniping at Kate Middleton, and why we Britons cling to our monarchy.
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Eighty at Last
On Amour and pitying the elderly.
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Scroungers and Strivers
We are encouraged to sneer at poverty and hardship.
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The Feminine Mistake
What Eric Hobsbawm missed in his dismissal of feminism.
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The Novels We Write For Ourselves
There's nothing objectionable about the new Anna Karenina film starring Keira Knightley. But she won't be my Anna.
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Eric Hobsbawm: In His Own Words
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Zadie Smith’s London
More than anyone else at the moment writing fiction about London, Zadie Smith knows about race and class.
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Schooling in a Spot of Bother
The English education system isn't leaving room for students to flourish.
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Defender of the Commonweal
A conversation with Polly Toynbee, The Guardian's voice of leftist dissent
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The Scourge of Meritocracy
An elite based on merit could be more impenetrable than one based on nepotism.
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The Age of Maintenance
How should England care for its elderly population?
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The Impossibilities of Motherhood
For thousands of years, our culture has simultaneously venerated and insulted mothers.
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Reading Tolstoy in London
My friend Layrsa escaped Soviet privation, from Siberia to the Ukraine, to build a new life abroad. It's still a work in progress.
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Courage and Convictions
Would you actually risk your life for justice?
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Revolution Springs Eternal for Eric Hobsbawm
94-year-old historian Eric Hobsbawm is heartened by the Arab Spring.
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The Iron Lady’s Mad Shadow
Margaret Thatcher's gut instincts influenced the next generation of politicians, from Blair to Bush.
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When Less is More Political Engagement
The only good thing about our new age of austerity is how it inspires a new wave of activists.
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Tony Benn: A Voice From Labour’s Left
The 86-year-old progressive firebrand and former British MP isn't retiring any time soon.
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Guided by Our Grandchildren
It's hard not to be inspired by the youthful idealism at the center of the Occupy movement.
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Our Mutual Enemy: Money
Like Dickens' cast of characters, we remain bewildered by money—and our lack of it.
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School Choice For The ‘Feral Underclass’
Following the lead of U.S. charter schools, English "Free Schools" are now open for business.
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Talking Class, ‘Chavs’ and Riots
Young author Owen Jones believes the Left has ignored class divides for too long.
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The English Language Ain’t That Bad
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Amorality in the U.K.
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The State of the Welfare State
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The Royal We
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Reason Not the Need
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All Changes Great and Small
It's impossible to chart change when it happens so fast.
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Growing Old Reconsidered
Reflections on the 'crazy' age.
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