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Monday, 3 September 2007

  • Leading article: A disarming display of diplomatic engagement
    Tuesday, 4 September 2007

    It all makes quite a contrast with the situation a year ago when conflict with the secretive regime seemed a far more likely prospect than an economic deal. Last July Pyongyang launched a series of long-range missiles into the Sea of Japan. Three mon...

  • Leading Article: The Basra endgame and the trading of blame
    Monday, 3 September 2007

    Few now seriously question the substance of the two generals' complaints, which is that the failure of the coalition to engage in "nation-building", meaning reconstruction, immediately after the invasion, opened the way for most of the horrors that h...

  • Letters: Early schooling
    Tuesday, 4 September 2007

    Just as there is only one conclusion to be drawn from observing the average man and the average woman assembling flat-packed furniture – that in general men are better at it and even appear to like doing it – so there is only one conclusion to be dra...

  • The Third Leader: Rugby and the meaning of life
    Monday, 3 September 2007

    Once beyond routine show-me-the-way-to-the-stadium stuff, one is struck by the phrase "Je suis célibataire", for example. As this translates as "I am unmarried", one wonders with what circumstances in mind this came to be included in a "survival" kit...

  • Letters: Middle East
    Monday, 3 September 2007

    Sir: I have few equals in my admiration of the nous and wit of Howard Jacobson, but he makes a great mistake in castigating Robert Fisk's comments about the tragedy of dispossession (1 September). It is precisely because the Jews have returned to a l...

  • Leading Article: Prison is not the place for children
    Monday, 3 September 2007

    But if the call by the chair of the Criminal Bar Association to increase the age at which children go to trial falls by the wayside, it will be a pity, for our current approaching is not working. It is not especially "soft" either. With one of the lo...

  • Charles Nevin: Where is the merry cheer of yesteryear?
    Monday, 3 September 2007

    We need something to cheer us up. Sadly, comedy is going through one of its sardonic, at best rueful, phases. There is a general shortfall in geniality. Where are the cheery, cheeky chappies of yesterday? Sir Norman Wisdom has made his last bow, and ...

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