Still haunted by guns and slavery
By Andrew Stephen - 17 November 12:00

The outsider 1 - America idolises itself above all. That is why a country that has so many strengths

Darcus Howe is accused of letting his country down
By Darcus Howe - 17 November 12:00

I tell the truth about violence in Trinidad, and I am accused of letting my country down

The allegiance that I can't quite pledge
By Benjamin Markovits - 17 November 12:00

Identity - Benjamin Markovits, once described by a schoolmate as half-American, half-English and hal

One man's world
By Noam Chomsky - 17 November 12:00

George Bush's men have made the imperial grand strategy explicit. But the belief that the US is abov

Proud to be anti-American?
By Staff blogger - 17 November 12:00

The charge sheet against the United States is long and damning. It refuses to join efforts to stop global warming and continues to burn a disproportionate share of the planet's fossil fuels.

Why I became a German
By Shere Hite - 17 November 12:00

The exile - So vicious were the attacks on the feminist Shere Hite that she decided to give up her A

When it's best to be Canadian
By Ellie Levenson - 17 November 12:00

Observations on embarrassed expats

Prize Essay - Can developing nations be independent?
By Anthony Painter - 17 November 12:00

Today's globalised economy is dominated by a single ideology, but the frontiers which imprison poor

America - Andrew Stephen disconnects the White House
By Andrew Stephen - 10 November 12:00

Continuing US losses in Iraq are tragic but necessary, insists the Bush administration. But behind t

A dream place
By Jan Morris - 10 November 12:00

At Home in Australia

Peter Conrad <em>Thames & Hudson, 256pp, £24.95</em>

ISBN 0500511411

The rise of the cyber-coolies
By Praful Bidwai - 10 November 12:00

Call a helpline these days and you may well speak to someone in India doing a job "outsourced" from

Profits won't feed the world
By Colin Tudge - 10 November 12:00

We will all have enough to eat if we stick to the good, old-fashioned craft of farming. We don't nee

When suicide seems painless
By Tom Allen - 10 November 12:00

Observations on Iraq

The great shame
By R W Apple - 10 November 12:00

Unfinished Business: South Africa, apartheid and truth

Terry Bell, with Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza <em

The president wins the midfield battle
By Alex Bellos - 03 November 12:00

Watch out Washington! Lula, Brazil's new leader, bent on social and economic reform in defiance of t

NS Essay - Are poor countries really getting richer?
By Partha Dasgupta - 03 November 12:00

Are developing countries really doing better, as orthodox economists say? No, argues Partha Dasgupta

Baghdad, city of prisons
By Lindsey Hilsum - 03 November 12:00

President Bush claims to have brought freedom to Iraq, but the capital's concrete barriers would not

America - Andrew Stephen juggles a political hot potato
By Andrew Stephen - 03 November 12:00

Now that one state has legalised gay civil unions, gay marriage has become a political hot potato. R

Twelve ways to reach the top
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 October 12:00

How Asians scaled the heights of everything from comedy to the Fabian Society by <strong>Alice O'Kee

Inside the bubble
By Robert Skidelsky - 27 October 12:00

The Roaring Nineties: seeds of destruction

Joseph Stiglitz <em>Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, 389p

The Indobrit moment
By Farah Damji - 27 October 12:00

We came, we stayed, we conquered. Farah Damji on the many talents of her optimistic, high-achieving

The bigger picture
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 27 October 12:00

Jeremiads proclaiming the death of cinema are commonplace these days. In fact, writes Sukhdev Sandhu

How Straw defied the US hawks
By Anton La Guardia - 27 October 12:00

The Foreign Secretary has staked his reputation on taming the Iranian mullahs. Anton La Guardia repo

Ready to leave the old time
By Glyn Ford - 27 October 12:00

North Korea wants to follow China's path. But will George W Bush let it do so? Glyn Ford reports

A warrior who achieved nothing
By Neil Clark - 27 October 12:00

Observations on Izetbegovic

Don't mention the race factor
By Bryan Rostron - 27 October 12:00

At the polls, most black South Africans will vote again for the ANC. But is this a vote in their own

Long search for the disappeared
By Simon Hooper - 27 October 12:00

Observations on Chile

In the footsteps of Colin Powell
By Salil Tripathi - 20 October 13:00

Observations on race and American politics

Iraq will be Blair's Northern Ireland
By Kevin Toolis - 20 October 13:00

The Prime Minister took Britain out of a futile 30-year war against a tiny but determined terrorist

Mark Thomas advises indebted Iraq to do a runner
By Mark Thomas - 20 October 13:00

Iraq has debts of at least $200bn. Its best bet is to promise to pay up and then do a runner, taking

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