Books
02 June 2003
Centenaries are occasions of danger as well as opportunity for biographers who, as Sigmund Freud noted, "are fixated on...
Culture
30 September 2002
When Senator Jesse Helms announced last August that he was to retire after the next election, sections of the American...
Politics
22 July 2002
You can't escape Joe Klein these days. The time when he was "Anonymous" is now a cherished memory. In discussions on...
Politics
27 May 2002
It was a sudden, devastating attack. The perpetrator struck mercilessly, leaving no time for a considered response....
Politics
12 November 2001
"Americans ought to know [why the attacks of 11 September occurred] . . . The fact is, if I wrote this story now,...
Politics
23 April 2001
My grandfather, whom I revere, was a cop for 34 years. He started in 1942 as a traffic patrolman, riding a three-...
Politics
27 November 2000
Sooner or later, the Founding Fathers were going to be dragged into this mess. Two weeks into the swamp-watch known as...
Culture
30 October 2000
So now we have "our" History of Britain. "A passionate and epic 16-part journey marking the crucial turning points in...
Politics
02 October 2000
Dear Mommie Poo Pants,The plumbers finish today . . . The slab gets poured next week . . . The carpenters start July 5...
Culture
04 September 2000
I was at Alton Towers last week. You know, the theme park with rides to put your stomach in your mouth, rides with...
Politics
31 July 2000
''Americans play cricket?" On a July day chilled by the wind, fragments of blue sky threatening to break through a...
Politics
24 July 2000
The first things I noticed about Toronto were the moose. Moose amid the skyscrapers of the Bay Street financial...
Culture
29 May 2000
On 2 May 1949, George Orwell, battling against tuberculosis in a sanatorium in Essex, wrote a very special letter to...
Culture
08 May 2000
You want to understand US foreign policy? Forget the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Don't bother with the...
Culture
28 February 2000
It has been 20 years since I thought of Charlie Brown. Oh, there were occasions when, visiting my native country, I...