Issue: August 2008

ONLINE ONLY: Sarkozy’s True Colours

As his peacemaking efforts in Georgia reveal, Sarkozy's foreign policy is cynical and incompetent

ONLINE ONLY: Genius in the Streets

The Wire may be the best television ever made, but is it truly Dickensian?

ONLINE ONLY: Captain Patriquin, Obama and the Anbar Awakening

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

ONLINE ONLY: Education It’s Not

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

Getting to Know the Dalai Lama

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

Out of This World

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

A New Mutiny?

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

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"
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