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  • Mr Bush has betrayed hopes of a kinder and gentler globalisation
    Saturday, 2 February 2002

    Internal linksE-mail trail may lead to Pakistan kidnappersStraw in warning to Bush over expansion of conflictChess-loving Afghans survive to play againLeading article: Mr Bush has betrayed hopes of a kinder and gentler globalisationProfile: Hamid Kar...

  • Lord Birt should be forced to explain himself to MPs
    Saturday, 2 February 2002

    The mockery of John Birt could be a turning point for Tony Blair. The appointment of the unrespected former director-general of the BBC as an adviser to the Prime Minister on crime 18 months ago was simply baffling. But his translation to adviser...

  • Plinth sense
    Saturday, 2 February 2002

    Internal linksHandbagged! The Marble Lady has nowhere to go Carrara! Just what storm-racked Britain, staggering through 2002, needs: a diverting, harmless but symbolically laden little spat. And who better to provide it than Baroness Thatcher?Should...

  • White South Africa needs black friends to survive
    Saturday, 2 February 2002

    In the bad old days they called it DF Malan International, in honour of the dreary Calvinist who led the National Party to victory in 1948. Daniel François Malan, godfather of apartheid, a lump of plump certainty with his jowled face and squinting ey...

  • Felipe Fernandez- Armesto: Not everyone wants to be an American
    Saturday, 2 February 2002

    America's anxieties have changed. At first, after 11 September, the dinner-party question was, "Why don't they like us?" Now Americans ask, "Why aren't they like us?" With a semblance of victory and a small measure of security, introspection is over,...

  • DJ Taylor: There comes a time when even Stephen King has said it all
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    It would be an exaggeration to say that the literary world has been rocked to its foundations by the hint that Stephen King, the "sultan of schlock" and author of more than 60 best-selling novels, is contemplating retirement. Even so, King's tele...

  • Iain Duncan Smith: Beware the allures of designer diplomacy
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    Conservatives - with a big and a small "c" – are interested in the world as it is. We are realists; and we rejoice in the fact, because we know that it allows us to avoid succumbing to the distractions and descending into the cul-de-sacs that lur...

  • Postman Pat's days are past - let him retire gracefully
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    Internal linksPost Office seeks £2bn subsidy to stay afloatLeading article: The postal monopoly is not working and must go As a member of Parliament during a period before the advent of faxes and e-mails, the post ruled my life. There was never a ...

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