A cauliflower, Mark Twain once observed, is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.
Is Tony Blair an entirely serious person? One is forced to ask the question, because he sometimes sounds like a man governing the country according to the principles of the saloon bar.
All of a sudden, the unthinkable is on the agenda.
In the immediate aftermath of 11 September, some commentators, including the New Statesman, suggested that the attacks represented a cry of rage from the wretched of the earth; that the p