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Monday, 5 August 2002

  • A nasty little group playing an old, and unwelcome, trick
    Tuesday, 6 August 2002

    In an illuminating aside during an interview with The Independent, Dominic Cummings, the Conservative Party's director of strategy, remarked that it would be better all round for the forces of Euroscepticism if the Tories had as little as possible...

  • Denis Healey: Tony Blair must not support an attack on Iraq
    Tuesday, 6 August 2002

    The last attack on Iraq during the Gulf War of 1990-91 was a disaster for the West as a whole. By killing innocent civilians it simply strengthened Saddam Hussein's grip on Iraq. Another attack in the present situation would be even more disastr...

  • Mark W Olson: The resurgence of opportunity in rural America
    Tuesday, 6 August 2002

    I am sure that many people throughout rural America have experienced the conflicting realities of rural economic life. On the one hand, the appeal is enormous. People born and raised in small towns often want to raise their families in such an enviro...

  • The search for peace in the Middle East should be America's first priority
    Monday, 5 August 2002

    A more graphic illustration could scarcely be found of the urgent need to re-engage the Middle East peace process than yesterday's slaughter in Galilee and Jerusalem. Coming on top of the suicide bombing at the Hebrew University last week, the att...

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