28 December 2001

Recession: from fantasy to reality

How a nervous business world has talked itself into a recession.

28 December 2001

One thing that did not change in 2001

A dramatic year has not revitalised the moribund politics of the West.

28 December 2001

New Year 2002: Where's the party?

Why have the authorities turned public celebrations into a damp squib?

28 December 2001

Back to the asylum

England's Lord Chief Justice wants to lock up paedophiles before they have committed any crime. It's a mad idea - and will do nobody any good.

21 December 2001

Why shouldn't Tanzania have air traffic control?

The furore over the UK's licence export for an air traffic control system in Tanzania reveals the impoverished vision of sustainable development.

21 December 2001

Good film, shame about the book

Lord of the Rings: the greatest book of the twentieth century or dull pseudo-mythology?

20 December 2001

spiked-geist, Christmas 2001

Weird gifts, exploding marzipan and bomb 'em with cake - the festive season has arrived.

20 December 2001

TV UK, Christmas 2001

At Christmas we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Not.

20 December 2001

Restricted mobility

What ever happened to internet access on the go?

20 December 2001

Kicking footballers

How did the trial of two Leeds United players and their mates put football itself in the dock?