There is more at stake in the cancellation of the Avignon Festival than simply the death of a French
Vive la Revolution: a stand-up history of the French revolution
Mark Steel <em>Scribner, 299pp, £1
From Saturday-night poetry to <em>Big Brother</em>
The pub, the craic - drinking is part of the culture. But it's time Ireland counted the cost
As Iraq showed, the Continental press prefers a few bits of truth to personal invective
Ignore the sceptics: the real Europe is foreign-language schools in Oxford and flights to Rome for £
Television - Andrew Billen would rather be governed by Evan Davis than Tony Blair
Dumb Britain, where debate is dominated by a wilfully idiotic press, just doesn't get it about Europ
The probability now is that Britain will not join the European single currency even in the next parliament, never mind in this one.
Film - Philip Kerr considers the work of the well-known movie moguls Bush, Blair and Chirac
Spaniards love Europe because they hate each other. So will the country fall apart? John Carlin repo
Liverpool, once despised and feared throughout Britain, has been crowned the European Capital of Cul
Mark Leonard, who proposed to rebrand Britain in 1997, offers his prescription for a sexier and more
In a world without faith or metaphysics, we need a grand illusion like the European Union. Even with
Even the suspicion of Gallic or German associations is now enough to get food, cars and drinks boyco
In Berlusconi's Italy, prudent journalists cover up the premier's deficiencies, reports Hilary Clark
Don't believe it - "Hain wins battle over EU treaty"
The momentum of the European Union, even when it was a mere community dedicated to free trade, was always towards greater centralisation. This was not just because of the political ideals and ambitions of its founders.
The world cannot tolerate a lawless hegemon. It needs an alternative pole of power. But thanks to To
Observations on European referendums
John Gray argues that the world needs an assertive power as a counterweight to the US, and that this
Dennis Sewell finds that, without more doctors and nurses, we shall wait 12 or 15 years before the N
Do we really need to make up our minds between the pound and the euro? Not according to David Boyle,
This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Sicily. Nobody wants a party. Why?
Was Serbia's prime minister murdered because of his politics or his underworld activities?
As the deadline for the decision on the single currency looms, Ed Crooks offers a way to keep everyo
Blair, Schroder and Chirac may be at odds on Iraq, but all three want to keep unions down. Can John
David Lawday meets Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie, and hears of her sympathy for France's imm
Fortress Malta: an island under siege (1940-1943)
James Holland <em>Orion, 440pp, £20</em>