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  • The racist voters of Europe cannot be ignored, but nor should they be appeased
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    A conventional wisdom about the success of the xenophobic right in French and Dutch elections – and to a lesser extent the local elections in northern England – is already well established. The mainstream parties have failed to look as if they care a...

  • Was the British deployment in Afghanistan a PR stunt?
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    We were given many reasons why almost 2,000 Royal Marines were urgently dispatched to the mountain strongholds of Afghanistan last month. They were going to supply crucial winter warfare expertise that American troops lacked. They were relieving a...

  • Softly, softly
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    Internal linksBlair: I intend to be Prime Minister for a third term Has Paxo lost his stuffing? Jeremy Paxman's Newsnight producers must be pleased with his scoops about Mr Blair's refreshingly enthusiastic attitude to our joining the euro. The cur...

  • Time for the Tories to go on the offensive
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    "Only Iain can unite the party on Europe. The independent nation state remains the cornerstone of accountable government. The Danish rejection of the single currency, the Irish referendum vote against the Nice Treaty and the riots in Stockholm and G...

  • John Forrester: What Freud, Einstein and Wittgenstein thought about the truth of psychoanalysis
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    In Cambridge, psychoanalytic enthusiasm was very high from the 1920s, when the psychoanalytic field was open to any scientist or philosopher with enthusiasm and commitment; and when psychoanalysis was viewed as a potentially life-transforming experi...

  • Floris Van Straaten: Have my countrymen gone mad?
    Friday, 17 May 2002

    Cycling to work this morning and looking at the peaceful, prosperous streets of my home town, The Hague, I was wondering: have my fellow Dutchmen suddenly gone mad? How is it possible that in Wednesday's elections nearly one in every five votes went ...

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