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  • Patrick Cockburn: The man who now holds Iraq's future in his hands
    Thursday, 11 January 2007

    Now he holds the future of Iraq in his hands. He has far more popularity and legitimacy than many of the pro-American Iraqi leaders cowering in the Green Zone. He is seen by millions of Shia in Baghdad and across southern Iraq as their spiritual and ...

  • Leading article: A failure that has been concealed for too long
    Thursday, 11 January 2007

    Yet an even bigger embarrassment for the Government arises today. Two years ago, The Independent revealed that the official league tables were giving a false impression of the success of individual schools. Some institutions that have risen up the le...

  • Tim Lott: 'We live in an age of static, and it follows us around everywhere. Space and silence disappear'
    Thursday, 11 January 2007

    The arrival in the shops of this gadget later this year is liable to provoke hysteria redolent of a movie premiere. And it is as beautiful as a starlet but much more useful, featuring a portable computer with touch-screen technology and a 3.5-i...

  • Rupert Cornwell: This is a gamble of massive effrontery to the voters, the politicians and even the generals
    Thursday, 11 January 2007

    Vietnam, of course, was Lyndon Johnson's war. But its shade has been almost tangible in Washington as this President has honed his plans to send more American troops to salvage something from the wreckage of Iraq. I write before Mr Bush delivers his ...

  • Letters: Climate action
    Wednesday, 10 January 2007

    Sir: Recent polls do not back Tony Blair's assertion that it would be political suicide to end cheap air travel ("Blair says no politician would ban cheap flights", 9 January). Indeed they show that a majority of people say they would be prepared to ...

  • Leading article: One last, desperate, throw of the dice
    Wednesday, 10 January 2007

    It is already known that Mr Bush will be announcing a major change of policy on what is now the defining act of his presidency: the Iraq war. It is known, too, thanks to extensive leaks, that it will not be the change of policy many in the United Sta...

  • The Third Leader: Historic struggle
    Thursday, 11 January 2007

    And it wasn't just any old historian, either, Leonpacher, that you threw in the slammer. That was Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, the distinguished Anglo-Spanish professor whose legendary learning and heroic output is matched only by a courtesy and delicac...

  • Leading article: An incentive to diversify
    Wednesday, 10 January 2007

    The immediate consequences are likely to be minimal. Oil supplies to central and eastern Europe have been interrupted since Moscow closed the Druzhba pipeline that runs through Belarus, but a relatively mild winter and significant stockpiles in Europ...

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