Politics
18 October 1999
Memoirs by academics don't usually cause an angry public stir, but then Edward W Said is an unusual academic. For years...
Food and Drink
19 July 1999
No gift of insight or hindsight is needed to see that the past ten years form the most important decade in European...
Ideas
05 July 1999
We have won a great victory, and acquired a new province. Already you can hear Kosovo spoken of as a "protectorate",...
Ideas
10 May 1999
Several years after the end of the Crimean war, Richard Cobden said: "I was so convinced of the utter uselessness of...
Books
02 April 1999
Although great writers have always been open to widely differing readings and interpretations - it's one of the things...
Culture
05 February 1999
More than 30 years ago, Louis Spears published a book on Petain and de Gaulle under the provocative title Two Men Who...
Ideas
04 December 1998
When Tony Blair was asked recently to name his favourite book, he said The Lord of the Rings. Pausing only to stifle a...
Books
04 December 1998
One field of publishing has to be run by inspired guesswork. Authors and publishers of literary fiction or biography...
Books
20 November 1998
Not all extraordinary writers lead extraordinary lives - some shelter happily in ivory towers of the imagination - but...

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