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  • Rupert Cornwell: Let's be clear, it's Mr Bush who can't lose face
    Friday, 27 December 2002

    It has been a perfect Christmas here in this small segment of the US eastern seaboard where the great decisions of our time are taken. It began snowing in Washington at dusk on 24 December. Next morning, for the first time I remember, we woke up to ...

  • Why do we persist with this morbid attachment to heritage and tradition?
    Friday, 27 December 2002

    Just before midday yesterday I took my place high in the west stand of Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane stadium (this isn't a football column, so bear with me). Before the match kicked off, I told my two oldest daughters about a Christmas gam...

  • Jonathon Porritt: What the West can learn from the best of Africa
    Friday, 27 December 2002

    Question: what's the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word Africa? Answer: basket case. Indeed, so pervasive is this chronic "basket-case syndrome" that good news from Africa just isn't believable for most people. Fixed images ...

  • After this momentous year, the British monarchy is in need of radical reform
    Thursday, 26 December 2002

    A hobbling Queen with a battered consort was not the most glorious image with which to define the state of the British monarchy at the end of 2002. This jubilee year may not have been the annus horribilis of 1992, but it has had its very distinct ups...

  • Pope John Paul II: The icon of Christmas
    Thursday, 26 December 2002

    In cathedrals and great basilicas, as well as in the smallest and remotest churches throughout the world, Christians joyfully lift up their song: "Today is born our Saviour."This is the icon of Christmas: a tiny newborn child, whom the hands of a...

  • Why can't we see the value of our countryside?
    Thursday, 26 December 2002

    There are still, in this busy island, pockets of wonderful calm. On days like these we often try to seek out those places; places where we can move away from the thumping roar of everyday urban life. Places where other rhythms dominate, where other s...

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