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  • Survival of the rarest
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    You don't know what you've got till it's gone, so the old aphorism goes. And it was very nearly the case with the Bavarian pine vole, Pitymys bavaricus, which almost became extinct before very many of us had heard of it. Now that we do know of its, a...

  • George Bush: We cannot afford to wait
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    In addition to destroying its weapons of mass destruction, Iraq must end its support for terrorism. It must cease the persecution of its civilian population. It must stop all illicit trade outside the oil-for-food programme. It must release or ac...

  • I'm amazed that random killers are so rare
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    On Monday 1 August 1966, while we English were still celebrating the weekend's 4-2 victory of our team over the Germans in the World Cup finals, a man called Charles Whitman climbed to the viewing platform of the tower at the University of Texas...

  • Paul Vallely: Modern education fails the spiritual test
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    The last time I met Dom Antony Sutch he was looking for directions to a good Chinese supermarket. He needed to buy the ingredients to cook for a supper party he was giving to assuage the homesickness of one of his pupils, a boy from Hong Kong. Fo...

  • There is still no alternative to the Good Friday Agreement
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    Last week it seemed as though the Good Friday Agreement had only months to live. The pledge by Northern Ireland's First Minister, David Trimble, to the Ulster Unionist Council that he would walk out of the power-sharing executive if the IRA did no...

  • President Bush once again places the electoral interests of his party first
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    In his televised address last night from Cincinnati, President George Bush was aiming at three different audiences. The first was the group of mostly Democratic Senators who threaten to oppose the resolution the President has sent to Congress. This ...

  • Wardens' Revolutionary Party
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    It may only apply in some London boroughs. It may only be a limited stoppage. It may be just a one-off. But it is a start. The nation surely feels more than a little excitement on hearing the news that the traffic wardens are to go on strike. Normall...

  • John Curtice: Mr Duncan Smith isn't hated; he's just ignored
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    Iain Duncan Smith can have hardly imagined a worse start to this conference. He might be forgiven for thinking that he was part of the Conservative problem, not part of the solution. So here are two bits of comfort for him. First: reports over th...

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