As the British Library's new exhibition shows, when it comes to propaganda the ridiculous - and our own politics - are never far away.
A gripping and vital piece of filmaking which will change the way you look at the Israeli-Palestinian problem.
Steven Spielberg's labour of love to one of America's greatest presidents will be catnip to political geeks but is likely to bore mainstream audiences.
Kathryn Bigelow issues a gripping and controversial account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Quentin Tarantino's best film since Pulp Fiction is a violent homage to the healing power of cinema.
Nick Clegg is making history. This is nothing new: the coalition is a historic experiment, and it is all his fault. Which is why he's having to do this sort of show.
Yes, the Intercontinental London Westminster is not an obvious art venue. Yet its art curator, Peter Millard, has assembled a collection of provocative works which, taken together, capture the essence of British political life.
A political US comedy with a sharp wit and a mature take on the nature of idealism.
WARNING: SPOILERS. Can a womanising imperialist ever sit comfortably with a 21st Century cinema audience?
For a political class with little genuine experience of poverty, David Lammy's book on the riots of 2011 makes important reading.
Danny Boyle's vision of Britain is a celebration of freedom and a hymn to the west.
A glimpse under the bonnet of political life in the 20th century won't wow you with the glamour of power - but it might help you get there in the end.
Politics is about much more than just principles, as the latest revival of Michael Frayn's play Democracy reveals.
The biggest dilemma seems to be the tension between unity and distinctiveness: an ever-changing pressure which will get more and more acute as the 2015 general election approaches.
Armando Iannucci's new sitcom is based on the political travails of the 'Veep' - the vice president of the United States.
A crisis on the continent which will affect Britain's future for years to come: 2011 is no 1940, but there are parallels nonetheless.
After 13 years of government the Labour party emerged, blinking, into the harsh realities of opposition. Last time this happened it was 1979 and Labour didn't return for 18 years. What Next For Labour? looks at how the party might battle back a bit quicker this time around.
The suggestion that being well-presented, charismatic and attractive are key ingredients of success is nothing new. It's the implications of Catherine Hakim's concept which prove most surprising.
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As the next general election begins to loom over the horizon, the debate over Britain's future energy policy mix is starting to hot up - and nothing seems guaranteed.
There won't be a final decision on Britain's long-term aviation strategy until after the 2015 general election - but an aggressive national debate is already underway.