We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.
Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.
Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma
We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a
In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br
And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.
They work longer hours than Dad did, regret not having wives who stay at home, and hate seeing those
Kerry has run a woeful campaign so far, failing to counter even when unfairly attacked. After the wo
George Bush now regards the UN's help in Iraq as vital. But this isn't a real conversion: he wants t
To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th
The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.
Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis
Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye
When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu
Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction
The President of Good and Evil: taking George W Bush seriously
Peter Singer <em>Granta Books, 256p
In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no
The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the
Diplomats have the same faults as foreign correspondents: they don't get out enough, they socialise
I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there
Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe
Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.
Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They
The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.
How the West Indies cricket disaster toppled an old and oppressive dynasty
Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia remains true to Washington.
The new game in Washington is CYA - cover your ass. So far, the winner is Richard Clarke, whose expl
"Britain flooded by immigrants"
Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006