Books
18 October 2004
I haven't read a book like this since I was in First Holy Communion class. No, that's not strictly true - there are...
Books
28 June 2004
George Carey has had a bad press for revealing, in these memoirs, his conviction that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker...
Human Rights
21 June 2004
If the neighbours in the adjoining bungalows were peering out from behind their net curtains on Saturday, they would...
Books
05 April 2004
I have recently been drafted in as a lecturer in comparative religion at Leo Baeck College, north London, alma mater of...
Books
16 February 2004
Andrew Greeley is not the sort of Catholic cleric whom the Vatican currently prizes. Which is why I have always admired...
Books
13 October 2003
Time plays sobering tricks with reputations. When he died in 1958, Pope Pius XII was widely acclaimed as having been a...
Politics
10 March 2003
Much is being staked - by Tony Blair, above all - on the fate of a second resolution on Iraq going before the United...
Culture
08 April 2002
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stares out reassuringly from his portrait above the fireplace. The tilt of his head is slightly...
Politics
05 February 2001
Among the many suggestions made for Peter Mandelson's rehabilitation after political disgrace, some more charitable...
Politics
25 December 2000
Christmas traditionally presents scientists, archaeologists and shopkeepers with the perfect opportunity to play party-...
Politics
13 March 2000
I am the Antichrist. I confess and ask for absolution. Despite wearing out the kneeler at mass (almost) every Sunday,...
Politics
20 December 1999
Al Kleimer used to sell cookies in Canning Town market in east London. He must have cut quite a dash for, five years on...
Politics
28 June 1999
There are very few taboos left but until recently dying was something you did in private, surrounded by a handful of...
Politics
18 December 1998
I've got to be away on the afternoon my two-year-old son is having his pals round for a pre-Christmas get-together, so...