Books
07 May 2001
Extremists, notes Jon Ronson, don't like being called extremists. They prefer to say that it is members of "the western...
Books
12 March 2001
As the Washington judiciary closed in on Microsoft, Ken Auletta asked Bill Gates whether he sometimes felt like Joseph...
Politics
04 December 2000
Fleet Street, as we still call ourselves, had a lot of fun with the takeover of Express Newspapers by Richard Desmond....
Food and Drink
20 November 2000
Shopping may be seen as the definitive modern activity. Nowadays, we shop "for" groceries and household goods, but...
Ideas
21 August 2000
In the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, there was a baby in a buggy. About nine months old, she had a rounded,...
Books
14 August 2000
The succession of more or less destructive intellectual superstitions following the 19th-century crisis of faith is...
Books
05 June 2000
The idea that the brain works like a computer is rapidly passing into intellectual history. Born amid the technological...
Books
17 April 2000
Culture, concludes Terry Eagleton, has grown "immodest and overweening" and so "it is time, while acknowledging its...
Food and Drink
04 October 1999
The Internet, says John Naughton, is "one of the most remarkable things humans have ever built". It is open, free,...
Culture
23 August 1999
The paradox of oppression is that it strengthens that which it most desires to eradicate. So, in their stupidity,...
Culture
19 April 1999
Outside academic philosophy, John Searle is perhaps best known for his Chinese Room Argument. This was intended to...

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