Culture
19 April 1999
This is the text of a series of lectures given by the late Sir Isaiah Berlin in Washington in 1965, and published as...
Culture
19 April 1999
There is a sequence of photographs, of the passport strip variety, in Nicholas Shakespeare's Chatwin biography, which...
Culture
19 April 1999
Once writers had licence to compose on two inches of ivory. No longer. So much information is available that to ignore...
Culture
19 April 1999
It must be nice to sell your first novel to one of the big houses and have them pay the sort of money for it that...
19 April 1999
No 3573 Set by George Cowley Jane Jakeman recently wrote in the NS: "New Labour is undoubtedly the Mills...
19 April 1999
I'm very worried about the second legs of the European matches. How will they get on, what have they left to offer? Not...
Society
19 April 1999
I am, of course, an obsessive reader of this journal. Only last week when John rang to insist that the best solution to...
Politics
09 April 1999
Government, J K Galbraith once observed, is more often than not a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable. In...
09 April 1999
Woodhead holds on Britain's chief inspector of schools, Chris Woodhead, came under pressure to resign after further...
09 April 1999
Good Friday The teachers are in town, calloo-callay. One of the inestimable advantages of having a constituency that...
Politics
09 April 1999
The forthcoming elections will say a lot about new Labour, but very little about the strength of its support. They will...
09 April 1999
Every time I undress, small pieces of white tissue paper float to the floor. They drift from my pockets, from behind my...
09 April 1999
If you want to see the Kosovo diaspora, travel by bus. My trip to northern Albania was in a minibus, both ways. On the...
Society
09 April 1999
Shortly before MPs went off for their 12-day break, a rumour swept Westminster that the Commons would be recalled...

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