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

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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