Books
10 May 2004
Non-violence was much in vogue in my youth, in reaction to the official strategy of nuclear deterrence, but the...
Books
23 February 2004
Aerial bombing to destroy cities was the most notable development in warfare in the 20th century, and its legacy lives...
International Politics
09 February 2004
Half a dozen former British ambassadors to Havana assembled at a London University seminar re- cently to discuss their...
Books
24 November 2003
Flying back from South America, I sat beside a Scotsman importing coal from Colombia to Aberdeen. His job had been to...
Books
24 February 2003
Leadership was the subject of a radio discussion on a recent edition of Andrew Marr's Start the Week, and a very...
Ideas
27 January 2003
I expected to dislike this book. It is, after all, the book of a TV film, in which the youthful historian prances in...
Politics
20 January 2003
Collectors are a pretty rum lot at the best of times, and those with no scheme or plan can often end up with a load of...
Books
14 October 2002
When I worked on the foreign desk of the Guardian years ago, there was a special category of news that we foreign...
Ideas
23 September 2002
Eric Hobsbawm is the closest we have in Britain to a public intellectual, to compare with Noam Chomsky, Edward Said or...
International Politics
26 August 2002
So much time has been spent in recent years on arguing about art and business, that it is easy to forget an earlier...
Books
22 July 2002
Behind the debate about anti- Americanism that has featured so prominently in the British media since 11 September (and...
Politics
24 June 2002
The great city of Caracas spreads over innumerable mountainous hills, and in the rainy season the peaks poke up through...

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