Johann Hari

Johann Hari has reported from Iraq, Israel/Palestine, the Congo, the Central African Republic, Venezuela, Peru and the US, and his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde and others.

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How will Gaza survive Sharon's plans without a leader to hold it together?

I find it impossible to identify a figure other than Arafat with the historical legitimacy

This may be unpopular, but we must try to understand paedophiles a little better

Far from keeping our kids safe, those who demonise paedophiles are putting children in greater danger

Will we wake from our nuclear coma?

There is a stronger chance of a nuclear bomb being used now than at almost any point in the Cold War

How the Government turned the children of refugees into second-class citizens

Within a decade we could be like Australia, shooting at boatloads of asylum-seekers

Why I won't be mourning Derrida

He was the mad axeman of Western philosophy. He tried to hack apart the very basis of our thought

The leader isn't the problem. It's the lack of ideas

At Tory conferences my search for ideas leads only to a slow, insistent, rhythm. Cut taxes

If shaking hands with tyrants seems bad, what about their corporate friends?

Our government acts on the naive assumption that corporations can be coaxed into behaving, just by asking nicely

The Blair-Brown 'split' is blinding us to the real stories

The government is ravaged by a sniping tribalism that focuses on... almost nothing

Beheaded hostages, slaughtered children, and the misguided 'war on global terror'

When there are violent attacks, we need to understand why they are happening. If we don't, we can't prevent them

Rural life is only possible because of townie generosity

When countryfolk come to London, you might think they would show some humility - or even gratitude. We townies give more than £5bn directly to farmers every year - and that's only the beginning of the cities' massive charitable give-away. We spend £450m on supporting totally uneconomic rural post offices; we let shops, pubs and petrol stations in rural areas pay 50 per cent less on their rates than us; we spend 30 per cent more per head on schools, hospitals and police stations in rural areas.

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