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it’s in the middle of fighting Napoleon (“The British burned down my house!” - B. Obama). Various trade and border disputes threaten to bring old hostilities back to life. And yet, somehow, the United States and United Kingdom are the best friends and allies that each has. Thank goodness! Whether it’s our common history and heritage, language and legal system


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or our shared respect for human rights and dignity - and despite recent pressure from the President over Brexit and threatened deportations of US citizens by Whitehall - the Special/Essential Relationship endures and it’s up to all of us to keep it so. We think this issue of The American gives a lot of reasons why. Enjoy your


e really could have been the worst of enemies. A colony violently overthrows its colonial masters. A few years later the newly independent nation declares war against its former rulers while


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An award-winning American musician and founder of an NGO helping children is to be deported by Britain - read about her plight on page 10


Jan Halper


The story of the year has to be the Trump juggernaut. If there’s a contested convention all hell could break loose. Jan tells us about the rules on page 68


Malin Bogue


Not every American is trying to influence the UK to stay in the EU. Malin puts the alternative view of her group, Americans for Britain on page 66


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