"Immature, immoral, vulgar, materialistic . . ."
By Robert Taylor - 03 March 12:00

How Britons viewed Yanks in the 1940s

What has America ever done for us?
By Francis Beckett - 03 March 12:00

Was the US really at Britain's side at her moments of greatest national need - the Second World War,

Why the moral stance fails to convince
By Staff blogger - 24 February 12:00

Advertising executives know that, for all the power of greed and aspiration, fear is the most effective sales weapon of all. Will I have an impoverished old age if I don't take up this pension scheme? Will I get a reputation for BO if I don't buy this deodorant?

The Gallic spanner in the US war works
By David Lawday - 24 February 12:00

France and America are almost alone these days in believing they have a civilising mission in the wo

Iraqis caress their AK-47s
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 February 12:00

Rumours say the rich are on buses to Syria. Others take up arms - but against what exactly?

Commentary - A light goes out for African writing
By Nana Yaa Mensah - 24 February 12:00

Nana Yaa Mensah on the end of a great and influential publishing adventure

Clare Short helps out a tyrant
By Steve Crawshaw - 24 February 12:00

Observations on dictatorships

A terrible viciousness is born
By Nick Cohen - 24 February 12:00

Once, refugees were just scroungers. Now, they are also terrorists and plague carriers. As war appro

America - Andrew Stephen experiences total white-out
By Andrew Stephen - 24 February 12:00

After heavy snow and big anti-war protests, Bush has lost PR momentum. So expect him to demand a UN

Could Zimbabwe be the next Rwanda?
By Christina Lamb - 24 February 12:00

Christina Lamb hears warnings of genocide as Mugabe's ministers talk openly of reducing the populati

As the world protests against war, we hear again the lies of old from our politicians
By John Pilger - 17 February 12:00

"A painful decision," say the supporters of an invasion. But it is not they who will feel the pain.

An Iraqi's best bodyguard?
By Claire McKendrick - 17 February 12:00

Observations on human shields

America - Andrew Stephen protests against Barbra Streisand
By Andrew Stephen - 17 February 12:00

With the protests limited to Hollywood bigmouths such as Barbra Streisand and Sean Penn, no wonder t

What happens if Saddam fights back with chemical and biological warfare?
By Paul Moorcraft - 17 February 12:00

London and Washington insist the Iraqi dictator has weapons of mass destruction. If so, war planners

Doves fly high in the east
By Neil Clark - 17 February 12:00

Observations on protest in Europe

War: the case has failed
By Staff blogger - 17 February 12:00

Could anybody have imagined, a year ago, that we would now be so close to war with Iraq?

A Victorian idealist in the White House
By Niall Ferguson - 17 February 12:00

The left opposes the war for the wrong reasons. Bush is not a dumb hick who wants to fight the Iraqi

A nation split down the middle
By Peter Wilby - 17 February 12:00

The Britometer poll

Suede boots, pink ladies
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 February 12:00

Lindsey Hilsum finds some curious visitors on the streets of Baghdad

Why a war against Iraq would be illegal
By Bianca Jagger - 17 February 12:00

The UN Charter does not justify an invasion

How to bring down Saddam
By Peter Tatchell - 17 February 12:00

Observations on alternatives to war

The end of the space age
By Marina Benjamin - 10 February 12:00

Even science fiction no longer tells tales of voyages to other worlds. Travel beyond earth ceased to

Mark Thomas on an al-Qaeda recruiting campaign
By Mark Thomas - 10 February 12:00

It's not true that most Iraqi exiles want a war. Who would want 3,000 missiles raining down on their

Cristina Odone remembers the Pledge of Allegiance
By Cristina Odone - 10 February 12:00

Every day, US schoolchildren are reminded that theirs is God's country

Taoist visions
By Ned Denny - 10 February 12:00

Art - Ned Denny enters the strange, invisible world of Chinese landscape paintings

America - Andrew Stephen on America's stressed-out students
By Andrew Stephen - 10 February 12:00

US parents are so ambitious for their children that only Harvard, Yale or Princeton will do. Even th

Take me somewhere good
By Jan Morris - 10 February 12:00

Which of the six nominated UK cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2008? Jan Morris fi

The chosen ones
By Isabel Hilton - 03 February 12:00

China's New Rulers: the secret files

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Terrorism: the price we pay for poverty
By John Kampfner - 03 February 12:00

A cabinet minister says it at last: if we truly want security, we must do far more to end misery and

Oriental Lolitas
By Susanna Jones - 03 February 12:00

While paedophilia causes growing hysteria in the west, the Japanese, even in public, read comic book