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  • The Arab leaders should embrace this plan for peace
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    Internal linksBush tells Arabs to 'seize the moment' and accept Saudi plan Past Arab League summits have tended to be greeted with bored yawns in the West, where they are known, with some justification, for their ritualistic condemnation of Israel a...

  • Pity the Post Office, which finds itself marooned in the worst of all worlds
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    Industries in turmoilMinisters fear Blair 'fighting on too many fronts'Threat of strikes after Consignia announcementA business in need of competition or a special case?Taxpayers to cover rail body's £9bn debtIan McAllister knows cars. Now can he ge...

  • Powerful words
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    Internal linksPowerful words It is a slightly ghoulish artefact, the log book of the Enola Gay, the most famous bomber plane in the world. Yet the words contained in it, the only first-hand account of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima on 6 August 194...

  • The noble cause of corruption
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    Deprivation is always relative. It drives some of the children of the poor to rob some of the children of the not-so-poor of their mobile phones (it was trainers in the last moral panic), and leads their parents to complain about how the kids hav...

  • Adrian Noble: We must reinvent theatre for a generation raised on television
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    Internal linksNoble slates critics of RSC plansOne can only be accused of so much cultural vandalism before it starts sounding faintly ridiculous. When we embarked on modernising the Royal Shakespeare Company last year, there were clearly going to be...

  • Abdelbaki Hermassi: How Tunisia defeated the Islamic fascists
    Tuesday, 26 March 2002

    After the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, certain intellectuals, such as the American writer Samuel Huntington, tried to revive the "clash of civilisations" refrain. Confusing the religion over one billion people with the outr...

  • Football should not expect limitless money from TV
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal linksITV soaps threatened by football boycott The Football Association's call for fans to put pressure on Granada and Carlton, the shareholders in ITV Digital, by refusing to watch their programmes on traditional channels, including Corona...

  • Railtrack is a lesson for Labour in how to deal with the private sector
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal linksByers offers Railtrack investors £300m of public money The possibility of a settlement between Railtrack shareholders and the Government must be welcomed, from a pragmatic point of view, as a condition of improving Britain's railways...

  • Fine feckle
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal linksMorris blames bad parenting for 'cycle of disrespect' among childrenStorm clouds gather over schools as teachers revive spirit of the EightiesYasmin Alibhai-Brown: We need to value our teachers The blame game, part 683. Estelle Morris...

  • Stephen Pollard: Not academically gifted? Then why not try Oxford...
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal linksOxford academics quit after claims they gave college place in return for donation Stop the presses! Hold the front page! Oxford College sells place to son of wealthy benefactor.Who'd believe it, eh?Pembroke College has been caught of...

  • Onora O'Neill: Freedom of the press cannot be unrestricted
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    There are two powerful and well-known arguments for freedom of the press. The first of these is that freedom of the press is a means to truth and discovery; the second is that freedom of the press is necessary for open communication, public debat...

  • Andrew Grice: New approach preaches power of being positive
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal linksBetter public services are priority, says Tory leaderDuncan Smith asks party to widen its embrace and reflect the real BritainNightmare estate where Conservative leader saw the lightBruce Anderson: Public services may be the key to revi...

  • Sa'id Ghazali: Suicide bombers are the appalling but inevitable result of decades of despair
    Monday, 25 March 2002

    Internal links Israelis kill gunmen crossing from Jordan Syrians vent anger at Sharon in massive rally Let's get matters clear from the outset: suicide bombings are appalling and unjustifiable, ...

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