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Walter White, Aneurin Bevan, and the end of the NHS

  • July 11, 2014
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There can’t be many fans of tv crime drama who are unaware of the grim trajectory of Walter White in the hit series Breaking Bad.     To those who don’t know, White begins the series as a humble chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer who resorts to cooking crystal meth in order to pay his...

Breaking Bad and the end of the American Dream

  • December 05, 2013
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I’ve finally got to the last episode of Breaking Bad, and I feel not so much bereft as relieved that it’s over.   Not because it wasn’t good.   On the contrary, it’s actually a stunning achievement.     The performances are astonishing throughout.     The writing is sharp and skilful, with an...

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