Features

The humiliation of 1940 has cast a baleful shadow over France’s postwar history. Can Nicolas Sarkozy, the first president too young to be tainted by it, usher in a new era?

The mainstream media has done a disservice — especially to the Democratic Party — by inadequately reporting the positive changes in Iraq during the last two years

The author of a powerful new novel set in a comprehensive school explains why A-level results convey little about a pupil’s education

The monk who has lead Tibetans for 68 years sees the Beijing Olympics as a chance to convert the Chinese to his cause

Pathological Computer Use is being recognised as a real disorder, but little is known about how to treat compulsive gamers who spend much of their lives in virtual worlds

Away from the tourist trail, India is threatened by the Maoism that toppled Nepal’s monarchy

Savaged by a regime that sacrificed quality for cash, the network needs to return to striking and original programmes. Can Michael Grade pull it off, or is ITV’s decline terminal?