Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Lifestyle
24 May 2004
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." John F Kennedy Pat Tillman was a...
World Affairs
17 May 2004
A couple of years ago, on a visit to Harare, I met Ian Smith for afternoon tea at his home in one of the more affluent...
Africa
19 April 2004
It is very early in the morning, the sun is rising above the eastern hills of Kigali after a night of unceasing rain,...
Politics
29 March 2004
Returning to America after an absence of 20 years, Henry James wrote, in The American Scene (1907), of his unease at...
Lifestyle
09 February 2004
As this is my last column until the summer, I shall depart with a series of predictions for the sporting year ahead....
Lifestyle
02 February 2004
Whenever I reflect on my early boyhood in an Essex new town in the 1970s, I invariably think of the FA Cup and of how...
Sport
26 January 2004
So Greg Rusedski was despatched from the first round of the Australian Open in straight sets with scarcely a flexed...
Sport
19 January 2004
Less than three months ago, Bethany Hamilton was an unknown Hawaiian teenager, balancing the demands of schoolwork...
Ideas
12 January 2004
"I could be bounded in a nut-shell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams."...
Sport
12 January 2004
How many standing ovations can one man have before the adulation becomes meaningless? For Steve Waugh, this winter has...
Music and Performance
05 January 2004
The Christmas number one can signify not only the taste but also the mood of the nation. Record companies know this,...
Society
15 December 2003
In the late summer of 1968, a tall, self-assured young man recently down from Oxford turned up at the offices of the...
Culture
08 December 2003
In the autumn of 1982, Virgin Records announced that Japan, one of the most stylish and intelligent (and, increasingly...
Books
17 November 2003
In 1960, shortly after the publication of his first book, Philip Roth marvelled at the fantastic nature of contemporary...
Books
13 October 2003
This is a good moment for the novel in South Africa: John Maxwell Coetzee has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for...

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