Film
06 December 2007
It's not that often a train of thought unites Nicole Kidman and Peter Viereck, the American maverick conservative. But...
World Affairs
10 April 2006
It's remarkable what a year, and a change of name, can do for a man. The transformation of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger...
Books
12 November 2001
This is an important book, and opportune. It's not just that Slobodan Milosevic is back in the dock at the...
Politics
09 July 2001
Funny, isn't it, to reflect that Slobodan Milosevic is, at last, being taken at his word? When the former president of...
Politics
09 April 2001
It's one thing to be around when history is being made; it is rather another matter to find it being rewritten at the...
Politics
05 March 2001
Perhaps the most improbable scene in the new film Chocolat, with Juliette Binoche, is the one in which a middle-aged...
Society
04 December 2000
You might have thought that if there was one thing more fun than writing for a newspaper it would be owning one. All...
Society
23 October 2000
There was one thing you could have bet on about the commission behind the Runnymede report - the one which had those...
Politics
28 August 2000
It was what you might call an uneven contest. Radio 4's Today programme kicked off its item on the Donaldson report on...
Politics
20 December 1999
We've got Christmas the wrong way round, you know. I don't mean the usual complaint about it being so tragically...
Politics
01 November 1999
Eight hundred years seems an awfully long time in politics. So when the hereditary peers voted for their own removal...
18 October 1999
The language of choice has always struck me as an impoverished way of looking at politics, let alone morals, and its...
Politics
20 September 1999
They don't make them like that any more. Melita Norwood, the granny spy, that is. For all that most people felt that...
Politics
30 August 1999
Quibbles about murder: now there's a thing I loathe. Killing an innocent human being is wrong - can we, just for the...
Politics
28 June 1999
Before I get going with the story, can I draw the moral? Or rather, the practical suggestion that it seems to call for...

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