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Saturday, 22 August 1998

  • Letter: Jimmy wigs
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    ALAN MacCOLL St Andrews, Fife

  • Letter: Blinkered medicine
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    The increasing trend towards alternative medicine shows us that people are becoming more self-aware and more intent on achieving a satisfactory level of well-being, a concept not necessarily understood by orthodox medical practitioners. Achieving hea...

  • Letter: Sex games
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    NICOLAS WALTER London N1

  • Letter: Real test of knowledge
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Current A-level syllabuses are so restrictive that questions are set on a very small range of topics. Success depends as much upon exam technique as knowledge and understanding. Any change should increase the breadth, not the level, of knowledge requ...

  • Clinton, the oversized adolescent
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    In France, where I have spent the past week, they affect an altogether loftier tone towards sexual scandals, with the President's four-hour interrogation relegated to page five of Liberation. In cafes along the Cote d'Azur, as soon as you mention Mr ...

  • Boris and Bill, two brothers at the cliff edge
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Until the collapse of Communism, the world's real news was made in Moscow and Washington. They were the Yin and Yang of all our lives. Now, once again, the date-lines dominate, albeit in an entirely different relation to one another. America is undis...

  • That special relationship: one-sided and foolish
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    It is curious that this illusion has persisted. It was, after all, conclusively falsified as long ago as 1956, when the Eden government embarked on its Suez adventure in the confident assumption of the support, or at least benevolent neutrality, of W...

  • Leading Article: A just cause, a bad action
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    But whether any particular act of retaliation is a wise one is another question entirely. Is the blow well-aimed? Will it produce the desired result? Are its costs unacceptably high? The US cannot afford to act as if it were a bad-tempered participan...

  • BRITAIN'S BEST-LOVED REPLACEMENT COLUMNIST
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    The Tuscan way of life is, for someone of my temperament, very easy to slip in to. As the hot sun beats down outside and a gentle breeze stirs the lavender and rosemary beside the open door, I have been all week sitting in the relative coolness of th...

  • The bomb that united them
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    There is good cause, based not just on a yearning for peace but on sound political reasoning, to believe that the bombers who inflicted such damage have also inflicted huge damage on their own organisation and, indeed, on all those who would resort t...

  • The people who won't hear a word said in favour of Diana
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Far be it from us to enter into speculations concerning the after-life. Perhaps what was striking about the Walsall controversy, however, was not its oddity, but its familiarity. Almost from the first day, when the shocking news of the motor accident...

  • Grey days for therapy junkies
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Therapy is the emotional crutch of our time, yet it is one of the age's greatest ironies that never have so many seemed so wretched, just when the pursuit of happiness has become life's main goal. Once the call might have been: how can I be good? Or:...

  • Letter: The new consensus
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    MILAN SVANDERLIK London W4

  • Letter: The 'No' case for peace
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Rather than presuming to discern the sentiment of the 29 per cent who voted No, you might consider their arguments. Advocates of a No vote argued that the agreement - by making constitutional concessions to republicanism, which would not have been ma...

  • America's No 1 enemy
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    But if the Bin Laden construction company made his family into millionaires, its convoys of earth-moving trucks, bulldozers and quarrying equipment took him to war. The Afghan conflict against the Russians moulded Bin Laden, taught him the meaning of...

  • Letter: We should care about children's interests, not money
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    AL COLLIER Manchester

  • Letter: We should care about children's interests, not money
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Penny Roberts' package of support is clearly being costed and over-complicated by social workers. Placing the disabled person in control guarantees maximum cost-effectiveness. A package of pounds 500 per week, controlled by the user, can be adapted t...

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    CP WEIKOP, RN WILLIAMS Sutton, Surrey

  • Letter: We should care about children's interests, not money
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    If Meg Henderson's concerns are less about the cost and more about the outcomes for children of disabled parents, then she needs to demonstrate how having a disabled parent (with support) is more damaging to a child than learning later in life that t...

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    MERRYL COOK, Stockport

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    NICOLA OEHL, Hull

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    PATRICIA SLEATH, Sheffield

  • QUOTES OF THE WEEK
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Anna Raeburn, agony aunt Diana benefited a great deal more from her association with the mines issue than the mines issue benefited in return. The Diana Memorial Fund hasn't given a dime to mine clearance, and she didn't leave it a dime. Mike Croll, ...

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    PM SPENCER Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

  • Letter: We should care about children's interests, not money
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    I am, however, concerned about her suggestion that parents should not participate in potentially dangerous pursuits. Living is risky. Should I not have dived into a swimming pool, thus risking serious injury, with my four boys? Where do you draw the ...

  • Letter: The new consensus
    Sunday, 23 August 1998

    Now that the fall-out from that collapse is settling, a new political landscape is coming into focus and the old maps no longer apply. If our only philosophy is to resist inflation, maximise trade and export our way to the Promised Land, we can't res...

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