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  • Kofi Annan: The security council must face its responsibilities
    Friday, 13 September 2002

    We cannot begin without reflecting on 11 September 2001. The attacks were an extreme example of a global scourge, which requires a broad, sustained and global response. Any state, if attacked, retains the right of self-defence under Article 51 of...

  • Fat is a public issue - and a private grief when I am looking in the mirror
    Friday, 13 September 2002

    The other night I dreamt I had a six-pack again. I looked down, and there were these washboard abdominals, as hard and as exaggerated as if they had belonged to an action-man doll. In the dream they were my reward for months of exercise and mild rest...

  • Will a war really liberate these exhausted people?
    Thursday, 12 September 2002

    Now that Tony Blair's campaign to win the British public over to war has begun in earnest, he knows that he must convince on two fronts. First, he must convince us that Saddam Hussein poses a direct threat to our safety. Second, he must convince...

  • Paul Vallely: There is something inadequate about all this public grief
    Thursday, 12 September 2002

    Lucy Thompson spent yesterday by a beach. She and her daughters went swimming. At least that was the plan. They were going to spend the day together as a family, eating some nice food, watching some videos. But videos only; there would be no live...

  • Rowan Williams: Caution isn't the coward's way forward
    Thursday, 12 September 2002

    I find it really difficult to look at the photos of the twin towers dissolving in flame and rubble. They bring back the memory of being, for a while, on the inside of the picture that day in New York, when I was trapped in a neighbouring building...

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