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I’ve probably reached the maximum number of times you can watch the archetypal American Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, but one thing about it will always stick with me: the idea that you can measure the impact of someone or something by imagining their absence.
In the film, we get to see how bleak the town and many individual lives in it would be had the protagonist never been born. In the current world climate, it’s easy to imagine how much bleaker the political landscape would be were the Guardian not hard at work on so many fronts.