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An old Labour academic claims that lack of demand is the main cause of unemployment. Yvette Cooper, a new Labour MP, says this Keynesianism is as out of date as the monetarism which followed
Is China a "rogue" country aggressively seeking hegemony in Asia, or a weakened one-party state desperately trying to control rapid social change? We may not know until it is too late
Libertarians accuse Amitai Etzioni of authoritarianism. But the populariser of communitarianism is in fact a classic liberal
Once there was cause for alarm about the environment, but no longer, claims Gregg Easterbrook; the greens can now go home. Not so.
The historian Norman Davies is attacked for being "rightwing" and "anti-Semitic." His only crime is to contest the Allied Scheme of History
Some of the greatest literature of the Soviet era is only now becoming available in fine English translations. Sally Laird finds similar themes reverberating in new Russian writing
Walt Disney has turned "Beauty and the Beast" into a parable about socialising masculinity without lessening its appeal. But Celia Brayfield thinks Superman and Lois Lane are unlikely to live happily...
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and not John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, was the greatest mid-century influence on British theatre
Herb Greer goes to Oxford to hear Nigel Kennedy play Elgar and Beethoven with a student rchestra. As long as he plays like this, we can forgive him his mannered eccentricity
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