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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...

  • Mr Bush and Mr Blair have still not produced the evidence to justify war
    Monday, 9 September 2002

    Tony Blair claims that he and George Bush have a "shared strategy" for dealing with Saddam Hussein. That is as may be: what they certainly have is a shared tactic for dealing with the growing reluctance of their respective publics to go to war. Bo...

  • If this is the new militancy, the unions are in trouble
    Monday, 9 September 2002

    Much talk in the trade union world of a new wave of militant leaders taking over from the compromised old guard. Some of it is shiny-eyed nostalgia for the days when debates at the Trades Union Congress would shake the nation. Some of it is wishful t...

  • Hobblies!
    Monday, 9 September 2002

    Not quite the bright-eyed eager pup you once were? Finding it a little harder to bend down to pick up the newspaper from the mat, to bound up the stairs, to run after a bus? Joints creaking when you try those old tricks, like catching frisbees in you...

  • Chris Patten: China's success is good for all of us
    Monday, 9 September 2002

    No survey of European Union–Asia relations can ignore China, where developments over the coming period will determine the future not just of the region, but of the world. Every day the headlines alert us to the awesome social, economic, and environm...

  • 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 ...

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