The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann
That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.
Observations on nostalgia
The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Observations on the media and Iraq
There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of
How extraordinary that a government which makes so much of personal responsibility - enjoining us to save for our old age, for example - should now be anxious to encourage us all to hazard our money at super-casinos.
The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But
Observations on the British in Iraq (1)
It's given us a chainsaw massacre and J R Ewing, and has launched the careers of two George Bushes. It boasts the highest obesity rates in the world and its biggest city has 253 branches of McDonald's. For many, the case for a pre-emptive strike on Texas will already have been made.
Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British
The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r
Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.
The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B
Photography 2 - Using her first and only camera, Araceli Herrera has developed an eye for the shot t
Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"
For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.
The image - The US has long been disliked, but George W Bush made it personal
Next time you are depressed, summon up the image of Margaret Thatcher perhaps having to visit her so
Observations on the European Social Forum
Conservatism - A John Kerry presidency would be at best a pause in the "melancholy, long, withdrawin
When George W Bush's plane touched down in Pennsylvania early in the election campaign, a Catholic priest was there to greet him and share a silent prayer on the tarmac. For all Bush's religiosity, the reason was a very earthly one.