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  • Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: The accidental criminal
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    For someone like me - a mild-mannered, middle-aged professor of scholarly proclivities, blameless habits, and frail physique - it was shocking, traumatising and deeply educational. It all started on my first morning in Atlanta, Georgia, where I was a...

  • Leading article: A mendacious attack by Mr Blair to cover up his fatal misjudgement
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    Now there is room for different opinions about the balance between these different applications of power - the debate Mr Blair belatedly called for. But there was a second strand to his argument on which there is no room for debate at all. In seeking...

  • Patrick Cockburn: 'Surge' reinforces fears that Americans will never leave
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Many Iraqis previously suspected that US claims that it would only stay in Iraq for a short period were false and they will now believe their suspicions were justified. The Shia majority also fear that Washington will impose a government better prepa...

  • Moazzam Begg: There is no justification for this hellhole
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    I remember Donald Rumsfeld saying that the men - alleged members of al-Qa'ida and the Taliban - were "killers and terrorists. He said the detainees were well cared for, sheltered and "warm". Not surprising, I remember thinking, since Cuba lies betwee...

  • Letters: Climate change
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    As an aerospace engineer, close to finishing a PhD, I am looking forward to getting involved in developing technologies that will reduce the impact of air travel on global warming. This could be by helping to develop more efficient engines or aeropla...

  • Richard Dowden: How mistakes of US's 1992 invasion are being repeated
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    Worse, they had forgotten to tell them that their own general had invited the 200-strong pack of journalists in Mogadishu to witness the arrival. Wading through the surf, the Seals walked straight into flashing cameras and microphones. At first, they...

  • Leading article: Golden years, golden awards
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    But could change be in the air? The shortlists for the British Academy Film Awards were announced yesterday. By far the most interesting category is for best actress. There are nominations for Dame Helen Mirren, for The Queen, Dame Judi Dench, for No...

  • Letters: Escalation of Iraq war
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Sir: Iraq has become a delusion spawned by a lie. The delusion is that you can bomb a belief, shoot an idea. The lie, that Saddam Hussein was part of a global conspiracy to threaten us. Mr Bush intends to escalate the war against the wishes of the ma...

  • Leading article: Mr Bush's masterplan: to spread the blame around
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    In its grave tone and subdued staging, this was a broadcast whose sombreness rivalled the low points of the Nixon and Carter presidencies. From a commander-in-chief whose cheery outlook has twice contributed to his electoral appeal, the dark mood was...

  • Jeremy Laurance: A prescription for financial disaster
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Today, GPs work near normal office hours from state-of-the-art surgeries that they rarely leave. Their average list size has declined - from 2,500 patients in the 1960s to 1,900 today - but the care they provide is more complex, and was previously on...

  • Karen Chouhan: She should be sacked for these political beliefs
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Historically the far-right has sought the endorsement of artistic figures to attempt to disguise the reality of their politics, which include everything that is opposite to the conditions necessary for artistic endeavour. The constitution of the BNP ...

  • Leading article: There's more to life ...
    Saturday, 13 January 2007

    So is this to be the pattern for other members of the baby-boomer generation? Laudable as this would be, we suspect that the participants in this corporate-hippie revolution will be largely limited to those who have already made enough cash for them ...

  • The Third Leader: Going west
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Will he stay; will he go: the slightly tired format, particularly involving a 31-year-old postgalactico, has been revived by the scale of Becks' ambition. Not for him the comfortably rewarded but increasingly undignified waning in the down-table comp...

  • Leading article: An unhealthy way to operate
    Friday, 12 January 2007

    Some £8bn a year is being spent on primary care, one third more than three years ago. Has the service offered by GPs improved by an equivalent amount in that time? The answer is no. They have hit most targets for which they are financially rewarded, ...

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