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  • Leading atticle: An ancient institution and a glimpse of the future
    Thursday, 29 May 2008

    There will also be those tempted to ask why Oxford, a university already in receipt of comparatively generous government funding and additionally blessed with endowments through its individual colleges, has need of more money at all. At a time when i...

  • Victoria Clark: Here's a US pastor we should really worry about
    Thursday, 29 May 2008

    Long before embarrassing footage was dug up of Pastor John Hagee preaching that Hitler did God's will by harrying Jews out of Europe to their promised land in Palestine, people of all religions and none were viewing his linking arms with Hagee as the...

  • Leading article: Show some courage in the face of these protests
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    We have been here before. When aggrieved hauliers and farmers blockaded fuel depots in 2000, Gordon Brown, as Chancellor, acquiesced to their demands by freezing the fuel duty. He must not make the same mistake again. This is the defining test for th...

  • Letters: Palliative medicine
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    We too accept that palliative care outside hospices is not yet as it should be. But we want readers to know that much has changed and has been achieved for better patient care through the work and dedication of the "Hospice Movement", both voluntary ...

  • Leading article: An unhealthy sense of entitlement
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    Our political representatives also want to spare themselves the sort of embarrassment that the former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett suffered at the weekend, when it was revealed that the Commons authorities had knocked back her claim for £600 to...

  • Sarah Churchwell: The enduring thrill of sex, sadism and snobbery
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    These ingredients no longer seem particularly English; sex, snobbery and sadism are a global phenomenon, while the schoolboy bully, frustrated adolescent, and snobbish suburban adult sound like Hollywood market research. Umberto Eco once likened Flem...

  • Rebecca Front: A Walk on the Weird Side
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    I don't get out that much, you see, and I have to get ideas from somewhere. So yes. It's you. All the people I've ever encountered. And, while generally I will only take a tiny detail, such as a nervous laugh or a slightly odd way of inflecting sente...

  • Leading article: Inside story
    Thursday, 29 May 2008

    The interest lies purely in the author of the book. Scott McClellan is not any ordinary Washington watcher, but the President's former press secretary; someone who was at the very centre of power in the White House for three years and a crony of Mr B...

  • Leading article: Drug dependency
    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    But even more could benefit, according to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The institute says in its latest guidelines that 1.4 million more people should be offered the drugs in Britain, and that GPs should step up their efforts to id...

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