While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o
Bad Elements: Chinese rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing
Ian Buruma <em>Weidenfeld, 384pp, £20</em
Ethnic cleansing attended the birth of Israel but, more than 50 years later, the country is still in
India talks of terrorism, and the world listens. But the Kashmiris have tens of thousands dead, and
Musharraf swapped his uniform for a turban - the latest in a long line of generals who pretend to be
Do not dismiss Europe's far-right parties as simply reactionary. They are all the more menacing beca
Were more than 50 Tanzanian miners buried alive? The mine owners deny it, but local people claim the
India says Pakistan backs terrorism, but now it is charged with supporting terrorism itself
Normal political service is resumed. The row over what the president knew before 11 September has tu
The west is finding that there are limits to its tolerance of minorities where their beliefs clash v
Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his
Colin Powell, the loyal soldier, stays at his post but is now totally isolated within the Bush admin
The World We're In
Will Hutton <em>Little, Brown, 320pp, £17.99</em>
In Italy, France, Venezuela, Argentina, the Netherlands, the big issues are being fought through mar
Your DNA could dribble anywhere, revealing explosive truths about you. Should we worry? Are libertie
Iraq's streets are full of people buying and selling goods from all over the world. Sanctions have f
Blunkett has banned a black man who could easily be a new Labour supporter
The Middle East came to Trafalgar Square on the bank holiday Monday. The pigeons were displaced from their homeland by the largest rally of Anglo-Jews ever - more than 40,000 turned out.
We are back in the land of lost innocence; we must wake up, eschew complacency, hasten to preserve democracy; the fascists are everywhere, under the bed, in the streets, on the radio, in the council chamber.
On the eve of his weird re-election as president of France, upending Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front National, Jacques Chirac publicly thanked millions of street demonstrators. Action in the street, said a grateful Chirac, had shown that "France will forever be France".
Photography - Liam Kennedy on how Ground Zero has been captured by both the lens and the propagandis
Clare Short's true commitment is to western capital. In Ghana, her department has made aid money con
US intelligence firmly suggests that there is no link between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but the hawks, igno
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.
May Day was once for the workers; now it's a protest festival for the wealthy and privileged
France's electoral system, a Gaullist relic, was an accident waiting to happen. It has turned politi