International Politics
12 May 2003
Everybody knows that President George W Bush is not the sharpest set of spurs in the political stable. The question the...
Politics
24 February 2003
An unwritten rule of history is that any non-western leader with whom our governments come into conflict has to be mad...
Books
02 December 2002
This piece should probably begin with the disclaimer "I'm not a Trotskyist, but . . ." Talking to other journalists...
Ideas
22 July 2002
Good front cover: man balancing on precarious pile of furniture atop New York skyscraper, circa 1930. Great subtitle: "...
Politics
17 June 2002
Once upon a time, a hundred years or so ago, it was fashionable to attack something called "Jewish capitalism". August...
Books
13 May 2002
Like some dreadful progressive rock album of the 1970s, Tariq Ali's new book seems likely to become better known for...
International Politics
01 April 2002
Greg Palast is a pain in the arse (or "ass", as they say where he comes from), and proud of it. The press release for...
Food and Drink
14 January 2002
Why has this book been published now, a decade after the end of the cold war? It's not as if, despite all the conflicts...
Books
01 October 2001
This book will need a new introduction when the paperback edition comes out. What Kate Berridge describes as "the new...
Books
09 July 2001
In a recent Mirror column on the foot-and-mouth crisis, Tony Parsons, the popular novelist, likened pictures of Phoenix...
Culture
07 May 2001
It is no joke being a stand-up comedian in the Socialist Workers Party, one of the less jolly organisations on the...
Books
26 March 2001
Thirty years ago, Anthony Hayward reveals, the producer of the radical documentary series World in Action told John...
Books
19 February 2001
"Cortigiana Onesta: 'my lips find that pool like a thirsted creature of the deserts, sucking it in, swelling from its...
12 February 2001
Watching the City of London Police, patrolling and prodding the long, hot bus queues amid the chaos of Monday's Tube...
Culture
12 February 2001
Sometimes I get a kick out of Polly Toynbee. When she uses her Guardian column to stand up for abortion rights, or for...

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