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  • Thomas Matussek: We must learn to communicate
    Friday, 27 September 2002

    Knowledge of foreign languages, the ability to understand our partners across political, cultural and linguistic frontiers, is a vital part of global communication, of peaceful competition and co-operation. We owe it to our children to prepare th...

  • The disillusionment of Prince Charles (and others who nurse grievances)
    Friday, 27 September 2002

    "Doctors of my acquaintance," said my psychoanalyst friend over his espresso, "distinguish between a patient who has a complaint and one who has a grievance. Complaints can be dealt with and resolved, grievances can't."This was useful. We had be...

  • Julia Gash: There is nothing sexist about pornography
    Friday, 27 September 2002

    Earlier this week, at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton, I delivered a speech in support of a motion to regulate pornography. As someone who works in the sex industry, I was speaking from the front line. Seventy-two per cent of the customer...

  • Anita Roddick: How I became a target for America's zealots
    Thursday, 26 September 2002

    Wow. When just before 11 September this year, The Independent asked me to pen a response to the question "What has changed since 11 September 2002?", I had no idea what my musings would cost. I innocently – perhaps naively – wrote about what I th...

  • Peter Carrington: Regime change is all very well, but who will replace Saddam?
    Thursday, 26 September 2002

    There is no doubt that Iraq possesses biological and chemical weapons. It may well be that it is a country on the road to possessing nuclear weapons – and the means of delivering them. If it is not at present, then I am quite sure that Saddam Huss...

  • Alan Greenspan: A capital city that is made for capital
    Thursday, 26 September 2002

    The ties between the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve were cemented in the 1920s in that extraordinary relationship between Benjamin Strong, the president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, and Montague Norman, the Bank of England gover...

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