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  • Maureen Freely: Turkey wants to be a modern European nation
    Friday, 2 August 2002

    Are they with us or against us? Not all concerned observers would put it quite so crudely. Not everyone wants to sound like Bush. But it's still what everyone wants to know, and for obvious reasons. If the war on terror moves to Iraq, Turkey coul...

  • Yitzhak Frankenthal: We must not lose sight of our ethics
    Friday, 2 August 2002

    My beloved son Arik, my own flesh and blood, was murdered by Palestinians. My tall blue-eyed golden-haired son who was always smiling with the innocence of a child and the understanding of an adult. My son.If to hit his killers, innocent Palestin...

  • The dangers of hysteria over child abuse
    Thursday, 1 August 2002

    Even if you don't want to go on watching them, it is hard to wipe some images from your mind. That was the case when the story broke about children who were said to have been abused at a Newcastle nursery.Nearly four years ago, when the report o...

  • Jane Corbin: Al-Qa'ida is undefeated and plotting
    Thursday, 1 August 2002

    I think that US soldiers and their officers underestimated al-Qa'ida when they first arrived in Afghanistan. Anaconda changed that. They knew that 250 Soviet soldiers had lost their lives to the mujahedin there. But it took a face-to-face confron...

  • Bronwyn Cosgrove: The truth about English men and dating Canadians
    Thursday, 1 August 2002

    Are English men lousy at courtship and bad in bed? They certainly are according to Leah McLaren, a blonde Canadian journalist whose recent article in The Spectator, "What's wrong with you guys", denigrating the romantic ways of the modern English ...

  • Integration is still the key
    Thursday, 1 August 2002

    The proposal that children of asylum seekers should be educated in specially set-up accommodation centres rather than in mainstream schools has provoked widespread resentment among the teachers' unions. This week that most militantly moderate union, ...

  • Bethan Marshall: Tests should be less of a primary concern
    Thursday, 1 August 2002

    There was a time when I really fancied being a primary-school teacher. I envied their integrated school day; their chance to carry on working on a project that had engaged the enthusiasm of their pupils without the regimen bells and exam syllabuse...

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