By most standards, Adrian Leftwich's life was brimming with achievement. He established a public reputation as a leading British academic and author – and a private reputation as a single father of two children who adored him. In earlier years in Cape Town, he was a national student leader and a founder member of the underground anti-apartheid movement. But it was six dire months in 1964 that defined his image.
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Thursday 02 December 2010
The Oxford Union has cancelled an address that was to have been delivered tonight by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, citing concerns about protests being planned by thousands of demonstrators.
Peter Christopherson: Musician and designer who worked with Throbbing Gristle and the Hipgnosis agency
Monday 29 November 2010
The Industrial music genre beloved of angsty teenagers and "edgy" American filmmakers has its roots in the experiments of the British agent provocateurs Throbbing Gristle in the mid-to-late 1970s.
Saturday 13 November 2010
A book entirely made up of questions is creating a buzz.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Three british soldiers could be charged with war crimes over the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners, two senior judges have been told.
Friday 15 October 2010
Two truncated love stories – a quietly heroic, enduring passion that gives counterpoint to a desultory romantic failure – combine in Andreï Makine's eleventh novel. It reprises the Russian author's grand themes of personal dignity and integrity, passion and stoicism in the face of sweeping historical forces. Makine has a thing or two to say about exile and isolation, being Siberian by birth but having drafted his debut novel, Le Testament Francais, in French while homeless in Paris, where he sought asylum in 1987.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
The CIA has tapes of the alleged 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments helped the US in holding and questioning suspected terrorists.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
Monday 07 June 2010
A prominent physicians group claimed today that medical personnel were used to test and refine the effectiveness of "waterboarding" and other harsh interrogation techniques for terror detainees in US custody.
Friday 05 March 2010
Glen Duncan sets the scene, crisply, creeply and most evocatively, as Augustus Rose is led into an interrogation room, for a day and a night and a day (of the title) for his torture, before yielding the names demanded by his interrogators.
Monday 14 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
Neil Finn, Liam Finn, Johnny Marr, Jeff Tweedy, assorted Radioheaders and, er, KT Tunstall... All proceeds to Oxfam... What could go wrong? Not much, actually, and Finn Sr's charity project is indeed worthy and occasionally wonderful.
Sunday 30 August 2009
A former minister hand-picked by Gordon Brown to lead an intelligence watchdog should not lead an inquiry into Britain's involvement in transporting terrorist suspects for interrogation and torture abroad, a senior Tory claimed last night.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria