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  • A wasted opportunity to commit to renewable energy
    Wednesday, 4 September 2002

    America, at least under George Bush, takes an unabashedly self-interested view of climate change, or of any change that might require taking action and bearing some discomfort – even though in the long term it would improve even its own living stand...

  • Spelt out
    Wednesday, 4 September 2002

    Should we really care that our children cannot spell Shakespeare's name correctly? After all, neither could the great playwright himself. He used three different variants – Shakspere, Shakspeare, and Shakespeare. And as for not being able to spell ...

  • Mr Blair has proved his loyalty to President Bush - but not the case for war
    Wednesday, 4 September 2002

    Among the signal strengths of our Prime Minister are presentation and the ability to persuade, and the marathon press conferences he has introduced show off these qualities to the full. But they do not make his every word convincing, nor do they me...

  • Kaizer Nyatsumba: A heartfelt round of applause for President Mugabe
    Wednesday, 4 September 2002

    President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has systematically reduced his own country, especially in the past two years, into a basket case and severely handicapped some African leaders' attempts to overturn the continent's negative image. Wherever the...

  • Was my father stupid to 'serve Stalin' for 50 years?
    Wednesday, 4 September 2002

    Martin Amis's new book, Koba The Dread, ends with a letter to his dead father, the novelist Kingsley Amis. The book is about Stalinist Russia, and Amis senior was, it turns out, himself a Communist Party member in the 1940s and 50s. His son chid...

  • Gift list
    Tuesday, 3 September 2002

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, seems to prefer champagne and cigars while London grinds to a halt.The list of his free gifts was released yesterday just as the closure of the northern part of Trafalgar Square caus...

  • Mr Blair's speech underlines the weakness of this summit
    Tuesday, 3 September 2002

    When a national leader at a global gathering takes the podium for his five minutes of speech time, he has a choice. He can use his precious allocation to make one or two memorable points with force, or he can try to cover the whole gamut of issue...

  • Vigilance, not panic, is needed as we meet the challenge of terror
    Tuesday, 3 September 2002

    Last Thursday, security officers at a Stockholm airport apprehended a 29-year-old Swedish citizen after detecting a gun in his hand luggage. Yesterday, Kerim Sadok Chatty was remanded in custody for an initial two weeks to allow accusations that h...

  • Beware of bombast, Mr Duncan Smith. Many Tories oppose a war on Iraq
    Tuesday, 3 September 2002

    There is something about a sunny 3 September, for anyone over the age of 70, that evokes a stirring of the heart. Memories are of the consequences and failures of appeasement, and the subsequent radio broadcast by Neville Chamberlain announcing...

  • Gerald Kaufman: The Chief Rabbi must not back down on Israel
    Tuesday, 3 September 2002

    My text today comes from the Book of Samuel: "I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan." Last week I was among those who praised the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, when he spoke out about the predicament faced by Israel. He said what a number...

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