2005: China - The workers' party has become the party of a graduate elite, and its cells are require
2005: New media - The British left holds up Howard Dean's US campaign as a model. How wrong
NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western
In his end-of-year diary, our US editor Andrew Stephen notes a growing Bush personality cult, the pl
Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition.
The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told
NS Essay 2 - The international spread of democracy began in the 1970s but came to an end in the 1990
America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc
Friend or Foe: an Anglo-Saxon history of France
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Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet
Observations on hunting (2)
America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready
EXCLUSIVE: The <em>NS</em> reveals how, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair and George Bush
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too
If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an
Cuba: a new history
<em>Yale University Press, 384pp, £18.99</em>
Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M
Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative
The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.
Observations on global warming
Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women and children are being killed.
That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.
On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.
Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But criticism of the country's policies is vital.
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu