Issue: April 2011

ONLINE ONLY: Arguing About Amis

The tale of Martin Amis's dead talent is so popular in the press that it has become a cliché. But his detractors' criticisms increasingly focus on his private life, not his literature

ONLINE ONLY: Gay Rights and Social Wrongs

Two men evicted from a gay-friendly pub were not — as many have claimed — subject to homophobic abuse; public displays of sexualised behaviour are inappropriate, whatever one's orientation

ONLINE ONLY: The Israel Scapegoat

Even in the midst of Arab revolt, media outlets around the world — including many in Britain — give credence to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

ONLINE ONLY: 24 Hours in Peshawar

The historic city in Pakistan's North West Frontier — home to the Smugglers' bazaar, Khyber Pass and Grand Trunk Road — is seeing its rich culture eroded by religious fundamentalism

Abusing Jews

Fashion should not forgive outbursts of fascism at Dior

Romanticising Rosa

The Left must abstain from lionizing the life and work of the Polish-born German Marxist martyr, Rosa Luxemburg

Old Despots’ Home

Exiled tyrants need no longer fear: a luxurious afterlife awaits them in a club for failed dictators

A Vanished World

Peter Paterson's engaging memoir evokes an era of Fleet Street camaraderie which has long since disappeared

Transit Camp

While celebrity transvestites are much adored in Turkey, their everyday counterparts are the subject of hostile abuse on the streets of Istanbul

Free At Last

With the State System failing our children, only free schools can provide an affordable, quality education for all

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"