Politics
27 November 2000
When I first met a settler, we were sitting in a Jerusalem cafe, trying to come up with the best joke about the bomb....
Politics
23 October 2000
I left Jerusalem for Tel Aviv on the night of 12 October, as events in Ramallah threatened to take the Israeli-...
Politics
21 August 2000
There is a scene at the beginning of Alex Garland's back-packing novel The Beach in which the narrator, Richard, is...
Politics
08 May 2000
The tattered Warhol-like array, in a classic rock poster arrangement, appeared on hoardings across London in January. "...
Politics
07 June 1999
We stood in silence. I glanced around the hall: white heads dipped before me, a few participants too old to stand, a...
Society
17 May 1999
To some it is just a conference to promote warmer ties between two great nations. To others it is proof of the...
Politics
02 April 1999
The world is not in depression. No such simple diagnosis could possibly capture the pageant of neuroses afflicting the...
Society
12 February 1999
"Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times. It is the philosopher alone who can conceive the grandeur and...
05 February 1999
Ah! The eternal process by which the powers of the universe impel a man continually to relive his story on earth until...
29 January 1999
As the Hashemite King Hussein of Jordan returned to the US this week for cancer treatment, the country that he has...
22 January 1999
Kosovo? But we know all about that . . .You may know vaguely that Kosovo is a Serbian province with an Albanian Muslim...
15 January 1999
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton begins this week, William Hubbs Rehnquist has become only the...
08 January 1999
Ah, the successorThat's right. After the downfall of the New Statesman's own Geoffrey Robinson, Dawn Primarolo has been...
01 January 1999
Sorry, I'm terrible with names . . .On New Year's Day, Wim Duisenberg will become one of the most powerful unelected...
18 December 1998
The "I" word? Sounds like it's getting serious . . .It certainly is. No US president has actually been impeached since...

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