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7 May 2021

Episode 2481

30 minutes

Former US diplomat Lewis Lukens has the latest on Washington’s planned retreat from Afghanistan. Plus: the crisis of social democracy in the UK and Western Europe, the headlines from El Salvador and Andrew Mueller’s wry assessment of the past seven days.

7 May 2021

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Chapter 1

A crisis of social democracy

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UK Labour’s former head of communications Lance Price tells us why his party (and social democratic movements across Western Europe) are struggling to cut through with voters.

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Profile: El Salvador

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Monocle’s Lucinda Elliott tells us what we should know about the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America.

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