Pro-capitalists hate the arms trade, too
By Samuel Brittan - 22 September 13:00

Samuel Brittan, a defender of competitive markets, supports the protests against selling weapons. Th

One man went to war
By John Kampfner - 22 September 13:00

John Kampfner reveals for the first time the full story of how Blair committed Britain to invade Ira

America - Andrew Stephen finds Mel Gibson in trouble
By Andrew Stephen - 22 September 13:00

Mel Gibson's film about the Crucifixion has already created bitter divisions and led to allegations

Now French intellectuals love America
By David Lawday - 22 September 13:00

Contrary as always, the philosophers and literati of France have decided that they should stick up f

Birds against democracy
By David Cox - 15 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Oil rolls back the former Soviet borders
By Maurice Walsh - 15 September 13:00

Control of Azerbaijan's vast oil resources has long been an American ambition. Now, after years of c

The peasants beyond the walls
By Katharine Ainger - 15 September 13:00

Observations on Cancun

Could you share a pint with a man who killed your family?
By John Carlin - 15 September 13:00

Every day for a hundred days, about 9,000 Rwandans were slaughtered by their own countrymen. A decad

America - Andrew Stephen on Bush's U-turn
By Andrew Stephen - 15 September 13:00

With support for Bush slipping because of the Iraq mess, electoral considerations now dictate foreig

A conspiracy too far?
By Paul Kingsnorth - 15 September 13:00

Paul Kingsnorth finds Michael Meacher unrepentant, while his green friends fear he has helped their

Why the world needs social democracy
By Staff blogger - 15 September 13:00

As you read this, the world's trade ministers meet in Cancun, Mexico, supposedly to hammer out a better deal for the world's poor. Ignore the bromides that will undoubtedly emerge. Ignore any claims of breakthroughs and promises of a new era.

Who owns the world?
By Andrew Simms - 15 September 13:00

Everything - from land, water and plant seeds to folk stories and football results - can now be clai

NS Essay - "Power failures reveal a deep truth: the earth's resources are irrevocably finite"
By John Gray - 08 September 13:00

We like to believe that growth can go on for ever and that the western way of life can be replicated

We sell arms to Saddam's friends
By Gideon Burrows - 08 September 13:00

While Syria is accused of being a danger to the world, the Ministry of Defence invites its generals

America - Andrew Stephen hears carbon dioxide emissions are harmless
By Andrew Stephen - 08 September 13:00

America produces 23 per cent of the world's carbon dioxide, and the glaciers in a Montana national p

Darcus Howe puts Martin Luther King in his place
By Darcus Howe - 08 September 13:00

The US black revolt began on the cotton plantations, not at the Lincoln Memorial

The power of the weak
By Tim Lambon - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Baghdad

The citizens of nowhere
By Paul Kingsnorth - 01 September 13:00

A global middle class - rootless, urban, technocratic, materialistic - is emerging. It exists in eve

Thousands die: mustn't grumble!
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 01 September 13:00

Observations on global warming and the media

Everybody has got it wrong about my country
By Liz McGregor - 01 September 13:00

Even the left, which invested too much ideological hope in South Africa, sees it as a land of crime

America - Andrew Stephen weighs Arnie's electoral chances
By Andrew Stephen - 01 September 13:00

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger really become the next governor of California? Don't write him off: rememb

Stay cool, and heat up the planet
By Dan Rosenheck - 01 September 13:00

The answer to this summer's heatwave? Air-conditioning - a way of life in the US, but rare in France

Can a bridge calm troubled water?
By Salil Tripathi - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Bosnia

What Bush can learn from the Romans
By Tom Holland - 25 August 13:00

A republic founded on high ideals of liberty becomes a great world power and then drifts into empire

America - Andrew Stephen weighs up America's fat
By Andrew Stephen - 25 August 13:00

More junk food, ever-larger portions and more hours spent in front of the television have made the U

Meet-up at the White House?
By Edward Miliband - 25 August 13:00

All of a sudden, the anti-war Howard Dean looks a serious candidate for US president

Darcus Howe reveals the truth about Uganda's Asians
By Darcus Howe - 25 August 13:00

When Amin expelled Asians, we treated them as we now treat asylum-seekers

WMDs: the biggest lie of all
By Dan Rosenheck - 25 August 13:00

Chemical and biological weapons are a red herring. They are banned because they provide low-cost def

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