Stories for: Peter Preston

Europe’s real family values

IT’S a weird dislocation. We Brits know — or at least we’re relentlessly told — that bankrupt, stubborn, austerity-crazed continental Europe is in a terrible mess.

Lessons of war too easily forgotten

SO, at the going down of the sun, we remember them. But then night falls. The last warrior who fought in 1914-18 is dead. No longer there to wear a poppy, to stand at the Cenotaph in central London

The Twelve Caesars: mini-biographies of US presidents

WASHINGTON This is a delight of a summer book history for the beach, politics for the deckchair, and waspish...

Media: freedom temples totter

LONDON We`re so used to Silvio Berlusconi that we barely raise an eyebrow. What, a new Italian law to stop...

EU`s hope for the future is Turkey

LONDON John Humphrys chose to launch his grand tour of the union from Frankfurt for BBC Radio 4`s Today programme ...

Climate scepticism

IT`S an exceptionally inconvenient truth. Only one American in three believes that human beings are responsible for...

Elusive Afghan army

IT is the old chicken and egg question, posed in its most recent incarnation by that Cesare Borgia of Pakistani...

Afghanistan: difficult decision for Obama

LONDON Rocks, hard places and politics go together like awful days, Copenhagen and Barack Obama. Why did the...

Senseless folly

WHEN something you`re doing is going badly wrong, the options are always limited. You can carry on, spade sinking...

How to bring hope to Africa

DRAW a line at $2,700 per capita income per year, around $7 a day. The bottom billion of Professor Collier`s last...

Bismarckian board games in Cyprus

The question – from Gaza to Pristina – is whether peace arrives top down or bottom up, whether it's ordinary folk or...

Bismarckian board games in Cyprus

The question - from Gaza to Pristina - is whether peace arrives top down or bottom up, whether its ordinary folk or...

Future of web news

IT must be the future — the most feted, most dynamically charged news website of the lot. Eight million unique ...

Media: boom & bust

THE easy equation says `news sells`, and it often does, in a way. For a pre-budget paper, or one that leads on...

Why Labour didn’t go for an election

LONDON: Psst! Wanna find the issue that kiboshed an election? The one they call Bottled Brown? Come stroll with me...

If the net is killing newspapers, why are they doing so well?

LONDON: Fed up with newspaper woe? Bored to distraction by dirges about digital demise? Then – like a dose of salts ...

Death of freedom

LONDON: New year after year starts with new records of pain and loss among journalists. So 167 reporters, editors,...

Israel determined to scupper plan for ME peace

LONDON: This injunction couldn't be clearer. "The United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the Middle...

Bush govt will pay both at home and in Iraq: Propaganda and bribery

LONDON It seems such a tiny, insignificant thing. Why worry about planting a little propaganda and bribing a few...

Without Musharraf on board, Afghanistan cannot hold

LONDON: Here is one terrorist threat even Tony Blair doesn’t need to vamp up. It is self-evidently real and ...

Opinion

A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss

Editorial

Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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