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  • Don't misunderstand America's motives: it is fear, not greed, that drives Mr Bush
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    The age of public myth has delivered two absolute truths. First you must believe that Tony Blair is the poodle of George Bush. Second, the war on Iraq is all about oil and the greed of big corporations. The first is hogwash. So is the second. Bo...

  • A wife should expect nothing less than half
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    Hats, aprons, and bras if you insist, off to Shan Lambert, the divorcée who has just elicited a landmark ruling from an appeals court judge about the value of a non-working wife's contribution to her husband's successful career.You must have rea...

  • Richard Garner: University top-up fees are offensive but necessary
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    It was Sir Keith Joseph, that right-wing guru of monetarism, who first had his collar felt by daring to suggest that students should contribute towards the cost of their university education. He was merely suggesting loans – but had to withdraw h...

  • Calling all firefighters: return to join the rest of us on Planet Earth
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Industrial action makes quite normal people behave oddly. Yesterday the Association of University Teachers (AUT) – as mild-mannered a bunch as you could hope to be lectured by – held a strike in the capital. The issue was their London weighting ...

  • John Paul II: We need a union of the spiritual and the economic
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Truly deep is the bond that exists between the Holy See and Italy! We all know that this association has passed through widely different phases and circumstances, subject to the vicissitudes and contradictions of history. But at the same time, we...

  • Paul Vallely: I can't stomach these sanctimonious vegetarians
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Really I ought to be a vegetarian. I'm a cyclist. I've got a beard. I lean towards leftist communitarianism. I sometimes wear sandals, and have been known to do so wearing socks (which is probably a confession too far). But my problem is that I reall...

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

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Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam