NS Essay - 'The Tories will briefly return to power in 2010, but after that it will be Labour's century'
08 March 2004
It is not the best of times for Labour. With former cabinet colleagues exploding like cluster bombs, crucial votes...
02 February 2004
In SW1, everyone is talking about responsibility. The Prime Minister peppers his speeches, especially those on health...
15 December 2003
The Prime Minister is not short of things to pray for this Christmas. The continuing morass of Iraq, rebellion over top...
NS Essay - 'We are faced with a tyranny of small decisions; choices that turn out to be double- edged swords'
24 November 2003
Choice is this political season's black. The newly crowned Michael Howard trumpets plans for education and health...
27 October 2003
The social historians of the future will describe our age as the "Period of Personality". A time when magazines...
20 October 2003
In the Blair v Brown war of words at last month's party conference, the main weapons were "Labour" and "new". And there...
29 September 2003
The small world of insect behaviour experts was shaken earlier this year with the discovery by Finnish scientists that...
15 September 2003
Which of the following countries is the most equal in terms of income: the UK, France, or the United States? You're...
18 August 2003
The beds were creaking at the Los Angeles airport Marriott last week - and not just for the usual reasons. The hotel...
14 July 2003
As a young academic, Martha Nussbaum received some important encouragement over a coffee in a scruffy burger bar from a...
07 July 2003
''Both the Conservatives and Labour have lost confidence in the political creeds which they nominally profess, while...
NS Essay - 'Envy was the midwife of social justice; now, it reduces the happiness of those who have little to complain about'
31 March 2003
In his introduction to the 1997 Labour manifesto, Tony Blair wrote that he had "no time for the politics of envy". This...
02 April 2001
Robert Putnam is a rare creature: a respected academic who is also a superb communicator, equally comfortable in the...
31 July 2000
Time, according to Sophocles, is a "gentle deity"; a nice thought. But our relationship with time is becoming...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?