Issue: June 2008

ONLINE ONLY: How Not to Help Africa

Why Britain’s ‘Budget Support’ is the worst kind of foreign aid.

Action on Addiction

This month's small organisation making a big difference

Beirut: Hariri — An Assassination Too Far

‘Few opinion-shapers in the West feel outraged enough to condemn it, let alone grasp what is at stake in the Hariri tribunal’

New York: A ‘Post-racial’ American vs an Old Coot

‘The Obama campaign will be touted as “historic,” and how do you run against history?’

Talking Taxes

‘In a fiercely competitive global economy, taxes should be lower. So as Chancellor I will approach each Budget looking to see if we can reduce taxes as well as reform them.’

The Science of the Soul

Man is three in one: a physical system, a living creature and a conscious mind. But how are they related? Neuroscience gives us some — but not all — the answers

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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