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  • Government by Next catalogue? Give us a break, Tony - and enjoy yours
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    There are pot-bellied fathers, a ferocious-looking female nurse, and a gurning chap with his finger in his ear and stick-insect legs sticking out from his shorts. Shafts of sympathy strike for Saddam Hussein, who has announced his intention to ban su...

  • The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold: Now if Miss Leigh had opted for a sensible bath...
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    The forthcoming re-release of Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho (the "p" is silent) nearly 40 years after its premiere prompts me to offer another of my "cultural overviews". Psycho raises two interesting questions I would like to take a stab at. QUESTI...

  • Leading article: Clinton flaws aren't fatal
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    Once again, the political and media village of Washington DC - a more closed community than the Amish - is in a high old state and talking about the impeachment of the President. Trying manfully to rise above the tacky and the trivial, commentators h...

  • Profile: Kenneth Starr: Clinton's nemesis prays on
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    Hopefully, the independent prosecutor will not burden the Lord with the details of his investigation into the allegations that Bill Clinton carried on an affair with Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern, especially not right now. But what i...

  • Face it, no one wins the Tour de France on a salad
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    A Danish rider, the wonderfully named Bo Hamburger, said angrily that "the Danish police wouldn't strip me naked and look up my arse like the French police have done to friends of mine" - a claim which suggests that competitors have been treated more...

  • Blair was willing to wound, but afraid to strike
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    It will not, however, be Mr Gordon Brown who suffers any further unpleasantness. If Mr Blair had really wanted to diminish his importance, he could have dismissed him outright, not from the Cabinet but from his post, when he would almost certainly ha...

  • Sydney Diary: Of water bugs and taxi bubbles
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    Labor's grand veterans had gathered for the launch of a biography of their successor, Kim Beazley. Mr Beazley is the leader of the Labor Party opposition and, if opinion polls are any guide, he could be Australia's next prime minister. He is also a m...

  • The stain of Srebrenica
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    Even beyond America's refusal to submit to the court, there must be grave misgivings about the international community's ability to prosecute those responsible for massacres and ethnic cleansing. On the day of the formal ceremony in Rome, a few hundr...

  • A Chief Justice got away with murder
    Sunday, 2 August 1998

    We don't have hanging judges today. There are, to be sure, judges who support the death penalty and would be prepared to impose it. But the concept of the hanging judge implied more than mere support for capital punishment. It meant an unwavering bel...

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