Europe
12 March 2009
On 14 January 1989, 1,000 Muslim protesters marched through the centre of Bradford, parading a copy of Salman Rushdie’s...
Books
20 May 2002
Capitalism, Francis Fukuyama announced more than a decade ago, is the promised land at the end of history. The collapse...
Culture
22 April 2002
Traditionally, there have been two contrasting views of intellectuals. One is the romantic picture of the intellectual...
Books
22 October 2001
"Humanity is perfectible, and it moves incessantly from less good to better, from ignorance to science, from barbarism...
Politics
08 October 2001
Civilisation is under threat, runs the mantra. The barbarians are not simply at the gate, but inside it, too -...
Politics
13 August 2001
''To be tolerant," Umberto Eco once wrote, "one must first set the boundaries of the intolerant." One of the ironies of...
Books
30 July 2001
Novelist and orator, philosopher and cricketer, historian and revolutionary, Trotskyist and Pan-Africanist - there are...
Culture
07 May 2001
In October 1865, a local rebellion by peasantry in Jamaica was ferociously suppressed by the island's governor, Edward...
Food and Drink
19 February 2001
Rocks of Ages: science and religion in the fullness of life Stephen Jay Gould Jonathan Cape, 241pp, £14.99 ISBN...
Politics
18 September 2000
Next Saturday afternoon, in less time than it has taken me to type this sentence, the fastest man at the Olympics will...
Food and Drink
03 July 2000
At the beginning of 1900, no biologist had conceived of the gene. Now, in 2000, the first draft of the human genome has...