Diary - Sue Townsend
By Sue Townsend - 18 October 13:00

We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

Where de Sade and the SS live on
By Mark Almond - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Latvia

On the road to recovery
By Wilf Stevenson - 20 September 13:00

<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu

House prices? In Italy, too, people talk of little else
By Sebastian Cresswell-Turner - 20 September 13:00

Millions of Italians are being plunged into poverty by soaring rents and static salaries. Yet Berlus

World view - Lindsey Hilsum defends the cameras in Beslan
By Lindsey Hilsum - 20 September 13:00

Television journalists have been criticised for their coverage of the Beslan atrocity. What should w

John Pilger hears Blair echo Mussolini
By John Pilger - 20 September 13:00

The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states

Special report - A president craves understanding
By John Kampfner - 13 September 13:00

"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"

Condemnation is a luxury we can afford
By Staff blogger - 13 September 13:00

Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?

A crime in the world's eyes
By John Hendy - 13 September 13:00

Observations on anti-union laws

Why trade unionists should vote no
By Brian Denny - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the European constitution

Why Tony needs help from a Tory
By Mark Leonard - 13 September 13:00

Observations on European referendum

NS Essay - There is a law of the Labour back benches: if they do it in Sweden, it must be all right.
By Anthony Giddens - 06 September 13:00

So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi

Europe's very own Puerto Rico
By Tom Gallagher - 06 September 13:00

Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi

Chechnya's deadly ''black widows''
By Viv Groskop - 06 September 13:00

Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are

But in Norway, the state is still grandpa
By Neil Clark - 06 September 13:00

Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway

When millions of machines roared
By Lilian Pizzichini - 30 August 13:00

Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to

California crosses the Atlantic
By Jack Thurston - 30 August 13:00

Observations on the European Constitution

Politics - John Kampfner dissects the European Commission
By John Kampfner - 23 August 13:00

With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s

The story of four women who trusted Uncle Joe
By Francis Beckett - 16 August 13:00

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.

Stalin's British victims
By David Aaronovitch - 16 August 13:00

A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror

Time to keep up with the Blairs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:00

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.

Harder times for the poor
By Jennifer Rankin - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Russia

Exodus: the great British migration
By David Nicholson-Lord - 02 August 13:00

They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular

The Bosnian connection
By Brendan O'Neill - 02 August 13:00

Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

Hot tip: learn the French for "thingumajig"
By Rosie Millard - 02 August 13:00

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.

Marx loses his grip, 156 years on
By Charles Robertson - 26 July 13:00

Observations on taxes

Gwyneth should try the pig fat
By Viv Groskop - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Russian remedies

Divine retribution
By Malcolm Rifkind - 19 July 13:00

To Kill a Priest

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ISBN 1903933544

They all want the luck of the Irish
By Patrick West - 19 July 13:00

Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h

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