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  • Practical philosophy
    Tuesday, 29 October 2002

    Riding high in the bestseller lists in France is a book by the education minister Luc Ferry, entitled What is a Successful Life? Although Monsieur Ferry does not reach any definite conclusions on this philosophic puzzler, his credentials for tackl...

  • A step in the right direction, but the future of Europe needs bigger thinking
    Tuesday, 29 October 2002

    For a government which claims that it wants to place Britain's relations with its European partners on a more stable footing, there has been a remarkable turnover of ministers charged with those responsibilities.Yesterday Denis MacShane became Tony...

  • President Chirac: bad for Europe, good for the US
    Tuesday, 29 October 2002

    A trick of the light in a photograph in a French newspaper the other day made President Chirac appear to have a comically large nose. The presidential hooter is substantial but it does not have truly De Gaulle-like dimensions. For many years it...

  • Graham Rook: Finding the germs necessary to healthy bodies
    Tuesday, 29 October 2002

    Are we sparing the dirt and spoiling our children's immune systems? The theory that some germs are necessary in developing healthy immune systems is gaining credence. Allergic disorders (asthma, hayfever, eczema) now afflict as many as 40 per cent of...

  • Afterlife
    Monday, 28 October 2002

    Everybody loves you when you are dead (figuratively speaking). How many politicians must ruefully reflect on our sentimentality towards them once they have departed the stage. When Estelle Morris took herself at the common estimation of her abiliti...

  • The Church should influence the state, not be part of it
    Monday, 28 October 2002

    The one advantage for the Church of England of being the official state religion ought to be that it has some influence on national life. But George Carey, who has delivered his last sermon as Archbishop of Canterbury, has achieved something worse ...

  • Mr Putin was right to end the siege, but let him be honest about the mistakes
    Monday, 28 October 2002

    It is unreasonable to be too critical, with the advantage of hindsight, of the decision taken by Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, to end the siege at the Moscow theatre.With the hostage-takers plainly sincere in their willingness to die, it ...

  • Our Man in Paris: A not so magical kingdom
    Monday, 28 October 2002

    After a five-year rearguard action of heroically mean-minded stubbornness, I have been defeated at last. I took the children to Disneyland Paris. By sticking close to my five-year-old daughter, I managed to avoid all the scary rides. Grace and I ...

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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Robert Parker interview

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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