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Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is a journalist and writer. He has written for publications including The Spectator, the Evening Standard, the Sunday Telegraphand The New York Review of Books. His book 'The Controversy of Zion' won a National Jewish Book Award.

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Cameron may be humiliated over the Syria vote, but he's still a better man than Blair

As everyone says endlessly, the shadow of Iraq hangs over Syria. More exactly, it’s the shadow of Tony Blair -- or an echo, heard all the way through Thursday's debate

Lance Armstrong (right) with Tyler Hamilton at Alpe D’Huez in 2003

Geoffrey Wheatcroft: A Shakespearian tragedy inspired by an awfully awesome ringleader

It's a dismal story for sport but a riveting one for a psychologist

Wanted: a better way to fund our political parties

The Ashcroft affair warns politicians to keep the rich at arm's length, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Why do left and right back the wrong sides in Ulster?

Geoffrey Wheatcroft examines the puzzle and myopia of the mainland's view of Ireland

What decency? What fair play?

Geoffrey Wheatcroft on national myths that are wearing thinner by the day

Profile: Friends of Bill: We're just the pals who can't say no

Bill Clinton's enemies are the least of his problems, writes Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Profile: Jessye Norman: Diva who chose the wrong stage

It may have seemed crazy to pursue her libel action for so long. But there was a reason, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Comment: My name is Margaret and I'm a recovering prime minister

Much-maligned radical reformer or callous demi-dictator? Geoffrey Wheatcroft on the woman who won't go quietly; profile; MARGARET THATCHER

Hague's Stalinist euro-victory won't do the Tories any good

Conservative ideas of sovereignty are narrow, sterile and unhistorical. By Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Comment: The great appeasers

Blessed are the peacemakers: Geoffrey Wheatcroft on the 60th anniversary of Munich
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