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  • John Paul II: Lawyers should refuse to act in divorce cases
    Wednesday, 30 January 2002

    The Indissolubility of marriage is an asset for the spouses, for the children, for the Church and for all of mankind. It is important to present in a positive way the indissoluble union in order to rediscover the good and the beauty of it. Above ...

  • Michael Harrison: The Post Office still commands great respect - but for how much longer?
    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

    When Allan Leighton, the former boss of Asda, stopped selling baked beans and decided instead to pursue a "plural" career, a part-time job running Britain's postal service was probably not top of his list. Mr Leighton, who reluctantly agreed to t...

  • Graham Welch: Everyone is musical, given the opportunity
    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

    I was driving through London's rush hour one morning listening to a BBC interview with a member of a team who reporting on a study of pitch perception in the journal Science. The authors' conclusion, based on experimental data from identical fema...

  • Ivan Massow: I defend my right to question the value of today's art
    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

    Internal linksMassow likely to be sacked as ICA chief after criticising art My fate as chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts will be decided at 6.30pm this evening by the Grandees of the ICA Council when they meet in the splendid, panelle...

  • D J Taylor: How to be the new JK Rowling
    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

    However much highbrow critics may carp, children's books are fast becoming the most fashionable genre in UK publishing. Last week alone, the top 10 fiction paperback bestseller list contained no fewer than seven titles by JRR Tolkien and JK Rowli...

  • The truth about anti-Semitism
    Tuesday, 29 January 2002

    It was Holocaust Day on Sunday. On Friday my daughters refused to let me watch the BBC TV drama about the 1942 Wannsee conference (the meeting which decided upon the industrialisation of the murder of Europe's Jews) because they wanted to see Fri...

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