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  • LETTERS : The people of Chechnya need moral support
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    It is true that Western countries were also conquerors when the world was up for grabs, and after conquest they too wanted law and order kept on their terms. Ghengis Khan also created an empire famed because it was safe for all his subjects, rich and...

  • Floundering fishing policy
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    What is required is not so much the creation of a new authority - a European Union fishery inspection service already exists. But instead of merely requiring governments to adopt appropriate measures to ensure the effectiveness of a conservation poli...

  • LETTERS : A name for the girl with no knickers
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Yours sincerely, DAVID CRAWFORD Bromley, Kent 30 December

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Course of true science ne'er did run smooth
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    The Hubble space telescope provides astronomers with the data they need to solve some of the more persistent problems of the universe. It has now spent nearly five years in orbit above Earth. But there is a problem. Last October the telescope's measu...

  • LEADING ARTICLES : The Newt phenomenon
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Sure, he's a man with a plan. He is the principal apostle of the "Contract for America", with its ten commandments, promised for enactment in the first 100 days of the new Congress. But the contract cannot deliver. From the safety of an ocean's dista...

  • LETTERS : Justice fails in West's suicide
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    My concern is the delay in bringing this man to trial. Why has it taken so long if, as has been reported, he allegedly confessed to 12 murders and intended to plead guilty? He could have appeared in court long ago and been convicted, and justice woul...

  • Last pit-stop for a class act Surely, asks Martin Jacques, this is not the end of Nigel Mansell's glittering career?
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    With the Williams door now firmly bolted, Mansell's options are few. There are only three other teams he would consider driving for, and two of them - Ferrari and Benetton - have already indicated there is no place for him. That leaves only McLaren, ...

  • And it's OJ and Poor Di up front, with Myra close behind
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Over the years this has proved an excellent guide to the real popularity of grown-up names and to the way in which they can climb and fall so swiftly in appeal. For many years, the top girl's name was Maggie. Now it is not even in the top 50. There w...

  • What Blair told Blunkett, and why
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    In the event he felt forced to delay it because of the disarray in which the Shadow Cabinet appeared to find itself. To compound the problem Martin O'Neill, the energy spokesman, seemed to tilt the party towards a new-found welcome for nuclear power....

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Let the party speak its mind
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    He is understandably worried about disunity. Mr Blair may have been in his pram when Nye Bevan stoked dissent against Hugh Gaitskell, but he can remember how those same divisions blighted Labour's prospects in the 1970s and 1980s. Voters took a dim v...

  • LETTERS : Sea of Faith covers a broad church
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Alongside Don Cupitt, Sea of Faith includes Christian humanists such as Anthony Freeman, Quakers who have always emphasised "that of God in everyone", atheists who are not blind to the beauty and wisdom expressed in a variety of religious cultures, a...

  • LETTERS : Justice fails in West's suicide
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, ELIZABETH WARDLE New Barnet, Hertfordshire

  • LETTERS : Time to honour our civic clocks
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    The number and the condition of public clocks are indicators of civic pride. These days, public clocks are not necessary for the functioning of social and economic life, but they are very relevant as indicators of a different type, namely our concern...

  • LETTERS : Don't write off the terminally ill
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    It was this concern that led Dame Cicely Saunders to open St Christopher's Hospice just over 25 years ago and now fuels the growth of the modern hospice movement. Specialist palliative care services include in-patient beds, day-care and home-care. Th...

  • LETTERS : The people of Chechnya need moral support
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    o nduct is inhuman, unEuropean and utterly unacceptable. I welcome the moral lead now given by two religious leaders (in the Tablet, 24 December). The Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow, Alexis II and Mufti Alsabekov of Chechnya said in a joint sta...

  • LETTERS : Floundering fishing policy
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    It was, I believe, Harold Wilson who described Britain as being "built on coal and surrounded by oil". This only highlights still further our economic decline - yet another natural resource exploited and frittered away to fund the so-called "economic...

  • BOOKS REVIEW : Scornful lions and Milton On His Glaucoma
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    One of these was La Disparition, published in 1969. Trying to encompass the experience of losing both his parents to the Holocaust and to render that same horror in terms involving official silence and suppression, the author devised a novel whose ve...

  • He's at home and all alone
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    Every day I pass young men crouching in boxes and doorways, bundled up in a filthy duvet or blanket against the freezing weather. I spoke to one the other day - a polite, fresh-faced youth who can't have been more than 17 - and asked if his "pitch" (...

  • Deliver us from motor hell, Dr Mawhinney The minister must be brave. Only radical change can save Britain from the car, says Christian Wolmar
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    This is only the latest evidence of the misguided thinking that has steered roads policy for countless governments. Its central tenet - that we must increase road capacity in order to build ourselves out of congestion - is revealed as fatally flawed....

  • Who's abusing Lolita now?
    Wednesday, 4 January 1995

    The book was first filmed in 1962. That version was directed by Stanley Kubrick, scripted by Nabokov and starred James Mason, Shelley Winters and Peter Sellers, a constellation of talent that resulted in an honourably good movie - "a wild, marvellous...

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