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Friday, 21 March 2008

  • Leading article: The Dalai Lama and a circle of oppression that needs to be broken
    Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Yesterday, with happy timing, a US congressional delegation paid a visit, headed by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Long an impassioned advocate of the Tibet cause, Ms Pelosi used the meeting with the Dalai Lama to admir...

  • Leading article: Many allowances, little accountability
    Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Now some will doubtless think Mr Conway a lucky man to have got off this particular hook so easily. He might not agree. Having lost the party whip, committed himself to standing down at the next election, and become a figure of national resentment, h...

  • E Jane Dickson: What are 'life skills' without knowledge?
    Saturday, 22 March 2008

    These days the professor would be up on a double charge of sexism and racism, but I was – and remain – profoundly grateful, because once the logic thing finally "clicked", it became the promised golden key and many other aspects of acquired knowledge...

  • Leading article: The urgency of the crisis demands radical action
    Friday, 21 March 2008

    Last week, the value of shares in Bear Stearns dropped from $61.58 to $54.28 in one day, as the market sensed trouble in one of the US's largest banks. When its staff turned up to work on Monday morning, the crisis was over. Their stricken bank had b...

  • Letters: Water for the world
    Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Now, more than ever, it is imperative that countries sharing trans-boundary waters do so under an agreed international framework. Yet the UK government appears reluctant to support international water law that would provide exactly that. The 1997 UN ...

  • Leading article: Spring break
    Saturday, 22 March 2008

    As a movable feast, Easter has long complicated school holidays. That the problem is posed so acutely this year should finally precipitate action. One option would be for ministers to face down the ire of teachers and give new impetus to the still pa...

  • Letters: Greed of the City
    Friday, 21 March 2008

    However much the damage done by such greedy "financial services experts", events such as the dot.com bubble and the sub-prime scam don't seem to be crimes at all, or most of those caught doing it don't go to jail – just perhaps get sacked or receive ...

  • Leading article: A hawk lands in London
    Friday, 21 March 2008

    However, Mr McCain's foreign policy credentials may be less sound than he thinks. In Jordan he expressed concern that Iran had been training al-Qai'da forces in Iraq. One of his travelling companions, Senator Joe Lieberman, had to whisper a correctio...

  • Leading article: Money, money, money...
    Friday, 21 March 2008

    Participants in an experiment were given money and told to either spend it on themselves or give it away. When the day was done, those who gave it away felt much happier than those who indulged themselves. "How people spend their money is at least as...

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