The left needs its own moral values
By Staff blogger - 15 November 12:00

The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.

The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal
By John Pilger - 15 November 12:00

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an

A Bollywood hospital saga
By Samir Shah - 15 November 12:00

When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

The rules of successful rebellion
By Kevin Toolis - 08 November 12:00

By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

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

Hands off our gas!
By Sue Branford - 08 November 12:00

Observations on Latin America

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.

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

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"

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

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