Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry? The
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
When war with Ethiopia started anew, a generation of Eritreans realised they'd spent most of their l
Those who used to burn with anger against oppression and were united in fraternity with the vulnerab
What do Boy George and John Kerry have in common? What keeps Bill Clinton close to the richest Repub
I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.
Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing so has become a favourite silly-season activity), they do understand the importance of holidays. Not for them the one week somewhere and a couple of city breaks later. They go away for August.
A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror
Once, the rich world plundered Africa for mineral wealth. Now, as we shall see at the Olympics, it s
Observations on media
The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest
The surest sign that people now take the possibility of a Kerry administration seriously is the goss
Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb
There <em>is </em>something to be done in Darfur. The problem is that we are so addicted to quick-fi
During its seven years in office, new Labour has transformed the terms of public debate so that poverty and inequality are no longer unmentionables.
Television - US coverage of politics is most watchable when it takes sides
Evan Wright <em>Bantam, 368pp, £12.99</em>
Iraq: the borrow
Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
Something must be done. As thousands in the Darfur region of Sudan face famine, rape and ethnic cleansing, the chorus goes up from politicians, NGOs, leader-writers and assorted do-gooders. The liberal interventionist bandwagon rolls.
Whitefella Jump Up: the shortest way to nationhood
Germaine Greer <em>Profile Books, 192pp, £7.99
The corruption, the poverty and the potholes in the roads are still there. Yet on my latest visit to
Film - For the first time, the National Film Theatre is devoting a season to contemporary Arab cine
Democrats despair of John Kerry's wooden performances, while Washington is rife with rumours that Di
Alan Morris, who has lived in the Dordogne for 14 years and has counted the British escapees in, and out again, describes the idea of living abroad as a fool's paradise. "Most professional people last about two years," he says.
Anyone who wanders around the house with a government checklist during a terror attack, making sure
They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular
At least 59 Labour MPs are prepared to push for a leadership election, and two "stalking horses" are