World view - Lindsey Hilsum watches troops prepare for Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 November 12:00

The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

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.

Any colour as long as it's yellow
By Joe Moran - 08 November 12:00

Observations on nostalgia

NS interview - Geoff Hoon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 01 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"

Blair ruins the French dream
By David Lawday - 01 November 12:00

With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about

The unreported children's death
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 01 November 12:00

Observations on the media and Iraq

On the brink of another crisis
By Andrew Stephen - 01 November 12:00

There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00

Dictator of Downing St
By Robert Service - 01 November 12:00

Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi

A Bush that burns
By Mark Dowd - 01 November 12:00

Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of

Casinos: tasteless, greedy and philistine
By Staff blogger - 01 November 12:00

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 great liberal betrayal
By Nick Cohen - 01 November 12:00

The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp

John Pilger denounces Americanism
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But

On the road with the Black Watch
By Stephen Grey - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the British in Iraq (1)

America - Ten reasons to forgive Texas
By Neil Clark - 25 October 13:00

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.

On top of the world
By Patrick Dunleavy - 25 October 13:00

Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British

When more is better
By William Higham - 25 October 13:00

Observations on heroin supply

America - How toxic George hurts his pal Tony
By John Kampfner - 25 October 13:00

The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.

America - Through an electoral fog
By Andrew Stephen - 25 October 13:00

The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B

Mexican wave
By Elizabeth Mistry - 25 October 13:00

Photography 2 - Using her first and only camera, Araceli Herrera has developed an eye for the shot t

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 25 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"

America - Time to flee a narrow-minded country
By Suzi Parker - 25 October 13:00

For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.

America - The anti-American century
By Stryker McGuire - 25 October 13:00

The image - The US has long been disliked, but George W Bush made it personal

Mark Thomas likes the idea of a Thatcher in jail
By Mark Thomas - 25 October 13:00

Next time you are depressed, summon up the image of Margaret Thatcher perhaps having to visit her so

Old tricks from the hard left
By Paul Kingsnorth - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the European Social Forum

America - Even Clinton couldn't stop the right

Conservatism - A John Kerry presidency would be at best a pause in the "melancholy, long, withdrawin

America - Can good Catholics vote for Bush?
By Robert Philpot - 25 October 13:00

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.

America - The loneliness of a liberal US Jew
By Andrew Solomon - 25 October 13:00

Identity - Andrew Solomon thought he had settled on who he wanted to be. Now he finds himself in bad