Politics
04 October 1999
A salmon beat on the upper reaches of the River Tay has recently been put up for sale. The price-tag is for offers in...
04 October 1999
Peter Stothard scarcely bothers to review Secrets of the Press (Books, 27 September). His purpose is to defend his...
04 October 1999
John Pilger's astonishing attack on me (20 September) is so batty I hardly know where to start, apart from saying at...
04 October 1999
I was gratified to read the defence of conspiracy as a dynamic of history ("History isn't always a cock-up", 20...
04 October 1999
We would would like to announce through your pages an extraordinary prize for journalism to be offered in honour of the...
04 October 1999
It borders on the incredible that you were unable to find a more critical reviewer (Books, 27 September) of Peter...
04 October 1999
In her review of Michael Frayn's new novel Headlong (Books, 13 September) Terri Natale asks: "Can a master playwright...
04 October 1999
I wonder if it occurred to Simon Heffer when comparing the Tories in opposition to a soap opera ("It's another episode...
Culture
04 October 1999
In almost every children's book on dinosaurs, there is an illustration of a giant long-necked herbivore bellowing in...
Culture
04 October 1999
When the lifts break down in the Tower of Babel, you can be sure of finding your way to the emergency stairs. There'll...
Culture
04 October 1999
It may be unwise to judge a book by its cover, but it is not necessarily wrong to do so by its size. Century, Phaidon's...
Culture
04 October 1999
There may be only a handful of true originals in rock music. Don Van Vliet, alias Captain Beefheart, is surely one of...
04 October 1999
I recently asked a veteran avant-garde director about a film that he made in the mid-1960s. "Oh, that," he said, "that...
04 October 1999
When should you stop feeling guilty about the sins of your nation? From the date, perhaps, you stop experiencing pride...
04 October 1999
The Newsmap looks familiar: there is an irregularly shaped island, mostly green, with little white hills dotted all...

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