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  • America should be fighting for justice and liberty
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    The indications are that , as often in the past, the Bush Administration is overselling its latest intelligence coup in the war against terror. There still seems only the sketchiest of circumstantial evidence to link Abdullah al-Muhajir, the allege...

  • The first steps on the hazardous road to democracy in Afghanistan
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    The first grand tribal assembly to be convened in Afghanistan for almost 30 years finally got under way yesterday in Kabul. The opening had been postponed for 24 hours; the delegate list had been supplemented several times; the first working session ...

  • Give parents a choice on MMR
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    According to new research in the scientific journal Clinical Evidence, there is no evidence that MMR is linked with autism. It is an important finding, drawing on the wealth of published studies on the issue. But no matter how impeccable this work m...

  • Mr Bush's titanic war on terror will eventually sink beneath the waves
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    First it was to be a crusade. Then it became the "War for Civilisation". Then the "War without End". Then the "War against Terror". And now – believe it or not – President Bush is promising us a "Titanic War on Terror". This gets weirder and we...

  • The defining issue in British politics today: trust
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    For some time now the political talk has been of Britain standing shoulder to shoulder with the United States. But for Iain Duncan Smith, this has been a week of rubbing shoulders with the US President and other right-wing leaders at the Interna...

  • The really disturbing issue of Deayton's sex life
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    Mr Justice Ouseley leads an interesting life. For some reason all the legal issues about the sex lives of celebrities and their rights to privacy end up being debated in front of him. Take last Saturday afternoon. For three hours, rather than pl...

  • Gillian Beer: Women are writing about more than love
    Wednesday, 12 June 2002

    What happens when women aren't at the mercy of love? When men's erotic drive isn't central to a novel? And when women turn to other subjects? Where's passion then? – not vanished, certainly, but triggered with new freedom. Reading at large among the ...

  • An explosive device in the midst of a turf war
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Just as the threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan was starting to recede, the US Attorney General, John Ashcroft, lobbed a new incendiary device into the cauldron of international war fever. The US, he said, had arrested a "known terrori...

  • Mr Duncan Smith should be wary about claiming that history is on his side
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Attending an international conference of centre-right parties in Washington yesterday, Iain Duncan Smith must have felt a little like the ugly sister at the grand ball. His host, President Bush, is the most prominent and powerful example of how a c...

  • Suits you?
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The President of the Royal Academy is a sculptor. The secretary of the Royal Academy is an economist. A clash was inevitable. It seems that Professor Phillip King, the president, won the clash as the secretary, David Gordon, resigned, and interview...

  • Sir Ron Cooke: 'We must assert the importance of geography in the curriculum'
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Geography is fundamental to understanding such enduring issues as social equity, globalisation, and the relations between environment and society.The new Education Bill limits the core compulsory courses for the 14-16 age group to English, maths, sci...

  • Bill Morris: Mr Blunkett, now trust me: you are wrong on asylum
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The failure of the Government to explain its asylum policy and to manage dispersal effectively means that we now stand on the threshold of a fatal breakdown in this country's honourable asylum tradition. This crisis of understanding does our nat...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Let us not become two nations of car drivers
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The time will come when every driver in the south-east of England will be monitored by a spy-in-the-sky and charged for driving on roads we already pay for through the road tax. This is the only way, says a new survey commissioned by the Department o...

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