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Monday, 9 June 2008

  • Leading article: The smack of prejudice
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    Just as damagingly, there is a tendency among the older generations to demonise the young, poisoning relations and skewing public policy towards knee-jerk "punishments" and away from effective solutions to juvenile crime. Responsibility for such a fa...

  • Leading article: A war with high costs and doubtful benefits
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    The task of foreign forces was clear: it was to help Afghans rebuild their ravaged land and transform it into a law-governed state. It was a task of peace-keeping and reconstruction that enjoyed widespread international support. The notion that it mi...

  • Leading article: Rhyme and reason
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    One suspects that this is not the sort of thing that those monarchs who used to appoint poets to sing their praises would have much liked to hear. But times have changed. For one thing, the attraction of 630 bottles of sherry a year is evidently not ...

  • Leading article: Just don't go there
    Monday, 9 June 2008

    After Copenhagen comes Munich,and then Tokyo, whereas London figures nowhere on the list. Cue for a small stampede by style conscious Britons to try out the lifestyle in these near-perfect urban environments, you might imagine. After all, in a netted...

  • Discover the world's great religions
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    This weekend a two-part encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand modern life. Based on the work of some of the world's most respected academics, it offers a convenient and fascinating introduction to some of humanity's pro...

  • John Bowker: The paradox of religions
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    So what is religion? What does it mean to be religious? It means a great deal, because religions are involved in every aspect of human life -- and death. Religious belief appears in the earliest moments of human history, and no society has yet been f...

  • Letters: Private companies in public healthcare
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    It is the introduction of large commercial companies into general practice that GPs and patients object to. One of the great strengths of the existing model of general practice is its localness. Your practice is run by its partners, who are also fron...

  • Tanya Gold: Why Wallis Simpson should get her blue plaque
    Tuesday, 10 June 2008

    English Heritage, giver of blue plaques to People Who Matter, is the latest to bitch-slap her corpse. Last week, it denied a request by a member of the public to stick a plaque outside Wallis's 1930s London home. But Wallis matters. She drew to the s...

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