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  • Take no notice of the EU's crocodile tears over Mr Bush's steel tariffs
    Friday, 8 March 2002

    The European Union has been spoiling for a trade fight with the United States for years. The opprobrium that has fallen on the head of President Bush is vicious and unjustified. If the EU were itself an open and enlightened free trade organisation an...

  • Diran Adebayo: A hero who gave black people an enduring legacy
    Friday, 8 March 2002

    Internal linksAuction of Malcolm X journals causes fury White people's black heroes and black people's black heroes are rarely the same thing.The tunes that you'll see punters lapping up at a black house party or at a club in a black neighbourhood ...

  • Raymond Seitz: The tree of terrorism is watered by despair
    Friday, 8 March 2002

    What were the proximate causes of 11 September? Certainly the political dementia of Osama bin Laden is near the top of the list. The vacuum which the West, particularly the United States, left behind in Afghanistan once the Soviets had been expel...

  • The brave struggle of this lone woman
    Thursday, 7 March 2002

    Internal linksCourt gives Roy one night in jail for contempt Arundhati Roy has just received a one-day jail sentence from India's Supreme Court for criticising its procedures. A one-day sentence and a small fine is hardly the harshest sentence handed...

  • Brian Viner: Julie Christie falls for the beauty myth
    Thursday, 7 March 2002

    The April issue of Vanity Fair magazine contains a photograph of the actress Julie Christie at 60, in fact nearly 61, "looking half her age and still as stunning as ever". Christie, celebrated these days mainly for eschewing celebrity – "I feel t...

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