Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes a weekly column for the NS.

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Culture
19 September 2005
What exactly is Alan Rusbridger trying to do with the Guardian, or "theguardian", as its masthead has it? On Monday,...
Culture
19 September 2005
We often think that we live in a uniquely voyeuristic age. We worry about how children see real killings on their...
Culture
12 September 2005
In the late 1980s, during an August bereft of big news, an exceptional heatwave hit Greece. At the Independent's...
Politics
05 September 2005
I do not think I have ever been guilty of "fomenting, justifying or glorifying terrorism". But, to judge from my e-...
Politics
29 August 2005
Every now and then you will read a large and alarming newspaper headline about global warming. On 19 August, for...
Culture
22 August 2005
The London bombs of 7 July were made with high-grade military explosives. Or they were made with stuff you can buy on...
Culture
15 August 2005
It was Bernard Ingham, Margaret Thatcher's press secretary, who first developed the symbiotic relationship between the...
Books
01 August 2005
Some people retain, from childhood, vivid memories of academic or cultural inspiration: the teacher who introduced them...
Culture
25 July 2005
How can a magazine's two theatre critics write and stage a play cruelly lampooning not only their own editor and...
18 July 2005
The belief that newspapers deserve special congratulation for coverage of big stories - riots, terrorist attacks, plane...
11 July 2005
It was Walt Whitman who wrote: "Do I contradict myself?/Very well then I contradict myself,/ (I am large, I contain...
04 July 2005
Does the heavy coverage of the G8 summit, and particularly of what it can do for Africa, herald a newly outward-looking...
27 June 2005
The decline of the public intellectual - the person of intellectual distinction who plays a significant role in public...
Books
27 June 2005
Christopher (don't dare ever call him "Chris") Hitchens loves drama and loves a feud. He refused to speak to his...
20 June 2005
When I was a young (well, youngish) reporter, I worked for an editor who, presented with copy which stated, for example...

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