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  • Donald Rumsfeld: We must act to prevent a greater evil, even if that act means war
    Sunday, 8 September 2002

    This week, the US pauses to remember the 11 September attack on America – the innocent victims, the unexpected heroes, the courageous survivors, and the hundreds of millions of Americans whose unity and determination in the face of unprecedented evil...

  • Charlie Courtauld: The hole in my back tooth and my MS: are they in some way related?
    Sunday, 8 September 2002

    In a report last week, the Medical Research Council called for yet more research (and therefore more lovely funding, I guess) to assess properly the effects of adding fluoride to Britain's water supply. There's so much fluoride in toothpaste, it ...

  • DJ Taylor: It's only Mick and Keef but we like them
    Sunday, 8 September 2002

    Twenty-five years ago this summer, a time when the scent of iconoclasm drifted on the Jubilee air, I used to enjoy listening to a record called "1977" by the Clash. A no-holds-barred, three-chord assault on the sacred cows of the Seventies music ...

  • Mr Duncan Smith and the strange living death of the Tory party
    Saturday, 7 September 2002

    Of all the anniversaries marked next week, that of the election of Iain Duncan Smith as leader of the Conservative Party is unlikely to attract the most attention. The launch of his leadership was postponed and overshadowed by the attacks on the Wo...

  • An avalanche of unnecessary vetting set off by moral panic
    Saturday, 7 September 2002

    The clamour for the public to be protected from the predations of a tiny number of dangerous individuals has spawned a monster. The Criminal Records Bureau, set up this April, is a state-controlled computer-vetting system for checking the backgroun...

  • Paul Vallely: My advice to Blunkett is to put a sock in it, motormouth
    Saturday, 7 September 2002

    You can always get a cheap laugh by having a go at Liz Hurley. Throw in a disparaging reference to an ageing actress like Joan Collins and you can more than double the chortling. What larks the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, had the other day t...

  • President Bush will have to shock the American people into war
    Saturday, 7 September 2002

    Over the last year I've made a couple of firm predictions. The first was that sooner or later George Bush would launch a war to topple Saddam Hussein; the second was that the American people would regain their sense of balance in the aftermath of th...

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

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From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

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