Issue: February 2009

ONLINE ONLY: An Untidy Bill

Buried in the Coroners and Justice Bill, about to be rammed through Parliament, are a variety of potentially disastrous changes to the law

I Think, Therefore I Am – An Individual

How the modern ideal of individuality can leave us adrift in a value-free world

Brief Encounter

Being a victim of a "speciality offence" only reaffirmed my views about police PR

Annie v. Elvis

When celebrities get involved in politics, they should look to Elvis rather than Annie Lennox

Leave Markets Alone

Government intervention and increased regulation of the banking industry will only worsen the economic crisis

The Secular Arm

Journalists obsessed with the latest fashionable cause deliberately misrepresented the Pope at Christmas

Shelf Life

Being a shelf-stacker at a supermarket is not a dishonourable occupation, and we should be thankful for those that do it

Pinter’s Paradise

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

No Dominion

Two approaches to mortality: Julian Barnes and Richard John Neuhaus

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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