Cultural Capital
01 August 2014
We’re no antelopes.
Books
09 May 2013
Il Grillo canta sempre al tramonto Beppe Grillo, Dario Fo and Gianroberto Casaleggio Chiarelettere, 208pp, €13...
UK Politics
21 February 2013
I and others who supported the invasion of Iraq a decade ago did so because we thought that Saddam Hussein’s...
International Politics
20 March 2006
In a Guardian column last Monday, Max Hastings observed: "Those of us who opposed military involvement in early-1990s...
UK Politics
14 April 2003
A farewell article for the New Statesman - to which I have been at least a fortnightly contributor for the past seven...
Books
03 March 2003
Terrorism seldom achieves its goal in modern democratic societies. As Michael Ignatieff reminded us in his fine series...
International Politics
17 February 2003
As the time nears for a decision on the invasion of Iraq, support for that invasion within the European left has...
Ideas
03 February 2003
In the polemics between Europeans and Americans on the need for a war on Iraq, one large component of the US view is...
International Politics
27 January 2003
Three things can be said about Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, as he enters the fourth year of his presidency....
Economics
06 January 2003
Mass immigration will be among the most urgent issues facing rich countries this year. They will deal with it by...
UK Politics
16 December 2002
This is what we, the media, are doing. We are making of public life a goldfish bowl from which, at intervals, we pluck...
Human Rights
16 December 2002
On 22 August, Le Monde led its front page with a story about the publication of a book of fewer than 100 pages. The...
International Politics
25 November 2002
The political right is in power in much of the rich world - and it looks like staying there. This is because it is...
International Politics
11 November 2002
The left-of-centre parties in western Europe are generally in a poor, even a critical, state. Many have recently lost...

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