Let us not deceive ourselves. The Asian tsunami has dominated the media for several days because it is a simple but dramatic story that broke between Christmas and New Year, usually the deadest time of all for news. The images (lots of weeping light-brown children) are a picture editor's dream.
Don't believe it - "PM spends holiday monitoring disaster"
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The Bush administration, like that of Richard Nixon, sees enemies everywhere. And it goes after them
2005: China - Inequalities are not based only on wages. Peasants have to pay more than 100 levies to
2005: New media - The British left holds up Howard Dean's US campaign as a model. How wrong
2005: China - Smog in the big city every three days, acid rain falling on a third of the country, mo
2005: China - China still punches below its weight on the international stage, but it is the only c
2005: Epidemics - It may not be in the next 12 months, but very soon, a new and virulent strain of f
2005: China - You could say that, in marrying state and market, China is pursuing the Third Way. But
2005: China - A deadly epidemic has persuaded the government to take its people's health more seriou
2005: China - The workers' party has become the party of a graduate elite, and its cells are require
UK arms firms will get advance warning of any SFO investigation for corruption. This is like the pol
NS Essay 2 - The international spread of democracy began in the 1970s but came to an end in the 1990
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If you throw yourself around, you can make yourself big - and world class!
In his end-of-year diary, our US editor Andrew Stephen notes a growing Bush personality cult, the pl
NS Christmas - Immigrants to the US accept that, if you make it big, you have to give back
Now more than ever the world needs a gentle, tolerant version of Islam. Sufism is exactly that, but
NS Christmas - 25 December used to be a day like any other in Moscow. That has all changed
Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition.
I knew him as a child: now he is committed to armed revolutionary struggle
The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told
NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western