Culture
26 July 2004
In the 1980s, "culture" suddenly began to spawn in all directions. Like a fashionable address or a crate of Glenfiddich...
17 May 2004
Two days into a lecture tour of Turkey, and I crack the problem of the missing WMDs. Where best to hide something but...
Books
03 May 2004
Nobody knows on which day of the week the Renaissance started, or in what month the Dark Ages came to a halt. The...
Culture
28 July 2003
One of the tragic ironies of the 20th century was that socialism proved least possible where it was most necessary. It...
Culture
14 July 2003
Just over a decade ago, the dons of Cambridge University awarded an honorary degree to the French philosopher Jacques...
Books
07 April 2003
Some novels, like some alcoholic drinks, improve with age. A century or so after they first appear, they may seem more...
Politics
07 January 2002
Some time in the 1980s, I was banned from joining the Labour Party at a time when other people were leaving it in...

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