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Architecture of Politics

The Guardian newspaper's Architecture Editor, Jonathan Glancey looks at what we can learn about the nature of a country's political system from the design of the buildings in which politicians debate the great issues of the day.

His analysis takes in Ancient Athens and modern day Berlin and sweeps through Westminster, Brasilia, Cardiff and Washington.

In part two, he asks why so many politicians want to build upwards.

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Part one of "The Architecture of Politics"

Part two of "The Architecture of Politics

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