Politics
05 June 2000
Last month I wrote an article for the Canadian daily, the Globe and Mail - "Slaying the ghosts of Jewry's past". The...
Society
29 May 2000
McDonald's colonised Pushkin Square, in Moscow, in 1990. Its first restaurant, built while the Soviet Union still lived...
Politics
15 May 2000
Three years ago, during the marching season, which is about to begin this year, I met Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein's...
Politics
08 May 2000
India is currently undergoing two quite different cultural revolutions apparently at war with each other. One is...
Politics
24 April 2000
The election of Ken Livingstone as mayor of London is now regarded as a fait accompli by the government itself. The...
Books
24 April 2000
Viktor Pelevin is one of the funniest novelists writing today, and this book, impressively translated by Andrew...
Politics
03 April 2000
"I think that our policies are miles better than the Tories'," says Peter Hain. It is not the most encouraging of...
Politics
27 March 2000
The most intense cultural battle in the UK is being waged in Scotland. There, groups determined to have the nuclear or...
Politics
13 March 2000
"The English Speaking Union," said John O'Sullivan. "It is the coming idea of the right." For the moment, it remains...
Politics
28 February 2000
Must faith be blind? It is an old question, revived in the latest E L Doctorow novel, City of God, by the hero, an...
Politics
14 February 2000
As Vladimir Putin comes into the Russian presidency - for who can now stop him? - he is experiencing astonishing luck....
Politics
31 January 2000
Breakdown has been perennially forecast in the Northern Ireland peace process, and has never - since the Belfast, or...
Politics
24 January 2000
Jack Straw, giving an after-dinner speech recently, was asked by a senior French industrialist in the audience what...
Politics
10 January 2000
China is this new century's wildest card. The largest nation in the world, it is also the only one (given the...
Politics
20 December 1999
In the summer of 1992, a group of killers sat on a hillside in Capaci, Sicily, smoking and watching the motorway below...

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