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  • These spurious charges of anti-Semitism reveal a growing cultural divide
    Thursday, 16 May 2002

    If the editorial and comment columns of America's major newspapers are to be believed, Europe is caught up in a new and distressing wave of anti-Semitism. According to this view, far-right political parties are in the ascendant; the desecration of Je...

  • Should we still be shocked by pornography?
    Thursday, 16 May 2002

    It's interesting that the scandal over Richard Desmond's largesse to the Labour Party seems to have moved away from the question of whether he received any favours from the government in return for his generosity, to simply whether the party shou...

  • Chris Powell: How to change the National Health Service
    Thursday, 16 May 2002

    The deal always was that the Government would put the money up, but the National Health Service would have to change. The need for that change was highlighted yesterday in a report by the Office for National Statistics, showing that NHS efficiency...

  • Jimmy Carter: Cuba needs to become a democracy
    Thursday, 16 May 2002

    Our two nations have been trapped in a destructive state of belligerence for 42 years, and it is time for us to change our relationship and the way we think and talk about each other.Democracy is a framework that permits a people to accommodate chan...

  • Stephen Pollard: How to be liberal and tough on immigration
    Wednesday, 15 May 2002

    We'll find out tonight what impact Pim Fortuyn had on Holland, as the votes in the Dutch general election are counted. The reaction to his murder in Britain has not exactly been the definition of mature debate. It seems that some of the chattering c...

  • George Robertson: This historic security initiative
    Wednesday, 15 May 2002

    The terrorist attacks on the United States were, first and foremost, a terrible human tragedy. But they were also a wake-up call. Security threats can no longer be measured in fleets of warships, tanks or airplanes. Deadly attacks are no longer la...

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