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20 THE BIG QUESTION

Is the world changing faster than ever before? J

A panel of experts debates whether we live in an era of unprecedentedly rapid change 28 Revising the Raj J

BY ZAREER MASANI Did the British empire really do more good than harm – at least, in terms of India’s education system? 42 Food chains of empire J

BY LIZZIE COLLINGHAM How Britain’s hunger for international ingredients and flavours changed global diets

60 Staging the New Deal BY MARK BURMAN When President Franklin D Roosevelt set up a bold, publicly funded arts initiative to help combat the Great Depression, it sparked some of America’s most innovative theatre – and a political storm 66 The Earth from space J

BY CHRISTOPHER POTTER The story of the first pioneering photographs of our planet from afar – and the profound social and psychological impact they had on those who took and saw them

A British poster from 1929 showing workers reaping sugar canes. This issue, we explore the way in which the British empire shaped the way the world eats

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COVER ILLUSTRATION BY DAVIDE BONAZZI

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