Articles By Miriam Gross
 
November 2012
'I've come to the conclusion that revolution is something you can't make It's a happening rather than a planned operation and attempts to force it don't quite work out'
 
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January/February 2012
In 1984, 17 years after defecting from the Soviet Union,  Stalin's daughter Svetlana agreed to give an interview for the Observer, explaining why she had become disillusioned with the West      
 
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May 2011
Dartington Hall's sense of community and lack of condescension towards its students made for a welcoming atmosphere. But its emphasis on child-led learning let its pupils down
 
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September 2010

'One of my most vivid memories, though, is the weekly visit from "the Arab with the eggs", as we called him. The arrival on our doorstep of this mysterious figure never failed to thrill and terrify me. There he would stand, wrapped from head to toe in layers of what looked like grey blankets, his swarthy face barely visible beneath his Arab headdress'

 
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January/February 2010
This isn't just any bureaucracy, this is M&S bureaucracy: Miriam Gross was told by the high street giant that she needn't worry about her lost card. That's when she should have started worrying.
 
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February 2009

A memory of the time Harold Pinter claimed that "cricket was better than sex"

 
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December 2008

Standpoint senior editor Miriam Gross tries seven times in vain to negotiate the hopeless beaurocracy of British Gas's customer service department

 
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November 2008
British politicians anxious to combat juvenile obesity should learn from China, and rediscover an old dance
 
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September 2008
Russian attitudes to sexual harassment may shock us now, but it wasn’t that long ago that customs here were not so very different
 
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August 2008
Mastering facts, memorising rules, learning poems by heart have come to be regarded, not as enlarging a child’s world but as positively crushing his or her spirit
 
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