Television - Zoe Williams can't believe one man's story about his exploitation by a Swedish lady
Those who voted for Le Pen belong to a generation which, in the words of one writer, "knows that ple
Observations - Love triangle
Food - Bee Wilson
So much for the Third Way. This supposedly forward-looking political philosophy - with its long, abstract nouns, its obeisances to the free market, its technocratic arrogance, its contempt for old social democratic values and policies - has been found out.
France's electoral system, a Gaullist relic, was an accident waiting to happen. It has turned politi
The extreme left did as well as the extreme right in the French election. Both rail against globalis
Design - Matthew Dodd celebrates the centenary of the modernist Arne Jacobsen
<em>Middle East War</em> - . . . and other myths flourish among young Muslims in France as the press
Berlin: The Downfall 1945
Antony Beevor <em>Viking, 489pp, £25</em>
Most French voters can't tell the difference between Jospin and Chirac. Maybe, after the forthcoming
A surprising election result in the former Soviet state worries Mark Almond
Europe's president opposes war with Iraq and tells Britain to stop dithering over entry to the euro.
Left-wing terrorism has returned to Italy, arguing that the Berlusconi government deserves criminal
Marianne In Chains: In Search of the German Occupation 1940-45
Robert Gildea <em>Macmillan, 524pp,
The Double Bond - Primo Levi: A Biography
Carole Angier <em>Viking, 898pp, £25 </em>
Alan Davison MP reveals the latest ministerial initiative: a radical new way of reckoning time
In his trial in The Hague, Milosevic, applying the old Marxist-Leninist view that politics is a tria
A fascinating vignette: Bill Cash, former arch-anti-euro fanatic, now the shadow attorney-general, is heard complaining bitterly that media requests for interviews never reach him. He is almost prepared to believe his calls are being intercepted.
R J B Bosworth <em>Arnold, 584pp, £25</em>
For Tony Blair, the European Union summit in Barcelona was the council of merde. The TUC general secretary lambasted him for stitching up unholy deals with the moneybags right of Italy to strip British workers of a fig leaf of employment protection.
Robert Taylor finds new Labour ready to lead the deregulation charge at this month's EU summit
Blair's alliance with the Italian premier Berlusconi has led to calls for new Labour's expulsion fro