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. Published May 29, 2012 12:00am

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 Published Nov 15, 2011 12:43am

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... Published Jul 13, 2010 12:00am

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 ... Published Jun 15, 2010 12:00am

Climate scepticism

IT`S an exceptionally inconvenient truth. Only one American in three believes that human beings are responsible for... Published Mar 09, 2010 12:00am

Elusive Afghan army

IT is the old chicken and egg question, posed in its most recent incarnation by that Cesare Borgia of Pakistani... Published Nov 17, 2009 12:00am

Senseless folly

WHEN something you`re doing is going badly wrong, the options are always limited. You can carry on, spade sinking... Published Jul 14, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Mar 24, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Feb 17, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Feb 17, 2009 12:00am

Future of web news

IT must be the future — the most feted, most dynamically charged news website of the lot. Eight million unique ... Published Jan 17, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Dec 06, 2008 12:00am

Death of freedom

LONDON: New year after year starts with new records of pain and loss among journalists. So 167 reporters, editors,... Published Jan 08, 2007 12:00am