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  • For the Government, politics has entered a more dangerous phase
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal linksBlair appeals for backing from unions and backbenchers over private-sector plansDeparture of Monks will be serious blow for PMBlair goes into Easter break in desperate need of respiteAnne McElvoy: If Mr Byers goes, so should Mr Brown an...

  • Deus ex machina
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Few of us, it would seem, can resist the temptation to play God, even if it is only one a computer. The Sims has become the best selling PC game ever, shipping 6.3 million copies only two years after its release. For Sims addicts, nurturing families ...

  • We should have loosened our gambling laws long ago
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal links Limits on jackpot prizes removed in gambling reforms Deborah Orr: Don't bet your life on gambling Stan Hey: Where men wear gold and women smoke cheroots Once you g...

  • Stan Hey: Where men wear gold and women smoke cheroots
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal linksLimits on jackpot prizes removed in gambling reformsDeborah Orr: Don't bet your life on gamblingLeading article: We should have loosened our gambling laws long ago The trams will probably have to go. Unless, of course, they are given...

  • Lynne Segal: What it means for women to think like men
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    It can hardly be news that in Western thought the gender of science, indeed, the gender of knowledge, has been seen as masculine. In the 18th century, women and knowledge were a type of oxymoron, placing women in danger of ridicule or ostracism: ...

  • Paul Vallely: What Caroline Aherne teaches us about fecklessness
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Personally I blame Caroline Aherne. I'd always enjoyed her celebration of low-life slobbery, The Royle Family, up until the point where a baby was introduced to the storyline. Suddenly the telly- transfixed Royles had something important to compe...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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