Issue: March 2010

Oxford Literary Festival — Day One

Online only: Commentary from the opening day of the Oxford Literary Festival

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Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor's stance to Iran's mullahs is refreshingly robust

David Miliband

The British Foreign Secretary has failed to take on Iran’s mullahs

Party Lines

What to do about Granny? Daisy Waugh eavesdrops

Genius — Or Just Damned Hard Work?

Is chess genius a matter of genes, or of graft?

My iNightmare

‘Why don’t I have a mobile, much less an iPhone or a BlackBerry? While I can afford the economic expense, I cannot afford the emotional expense when it doesn’t work’

Terror Tactics

‘The most successful terrorist organisations are like judo black belts who know how to leverage an opponent’s strength against them’

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"