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Tuesday 2 July 2002 July 2002
Phil Mullan
In the wake of WorldCom
The demands for caution and restraint could damage the economy far more than any accounting scandal.

Brendan O’Neill
One wedding, many funerals
What has the US airforce got against Afghan wedding parties?

Josie Appleton
Who's afraid of Islamophobia?
Despite dire predictions, there was no anti-Muslim pogrom after 11 September.

Mick Hume
Why I supported Germany
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

James Malone
Confidence goes bust
Cooking the books is hardly new in capitalism - so why the overblown reaction to WorldCom's whiz?

Brendan O’Neill
War against what?
Bin Laden, the Taliban, terrorism, evil, poverty, tooth decay, boredom...what are allied forces fighting against in the war on terror?

Helen Searls
Pledging their bets
The ruckus over whether Americans should pledge allegiance 'under God' had little to do with religion.

Rob Lyons
Life's a riot in Nara
'Roasting on a hot plate of pig push car' and other weird food experiences...the final World Cup report from our man in Japan.

Patrick West
Singing along
On Classic FM, the Queen v Blair and what flags mean.

Thursday 4 July 2002
Josie Appleton
Playing the ID card
Identity cards for all will reinforce a climate of suspicion.

Sandy Starr
RIPping into our rights
With its Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Britain is fast becoming a test site for new forms of surveillance.

David Chandler
Making and breaking the rules
The USA v Europe clash over the new International Criminal Court is less about legalities than about competing interests.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 4 July
If the quality of football is the true measure of a tournament, then this was the poorest World Cup ever.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 4 July
The makers of Teen Species seem more angst-ridden than the teens.

Patrick West
Attack of the 'Dickheads'
On the lasting appeal of Philip K Dick, godfather of the X-Files generation.

Sandy Starr
Minority Report: Spielberg's precognition
Minority Report shows that a world without crime is not necessarily a good thing. The FBI should take note.

Brendan O’Neill
Only dopes get duped
Those who claim that they were duped over Gulf War II are only fooling themselves.

Friday 5 July 2002
Josie Appleton
Murder on 4 July
After months of terrorist warnings, American officials were asking for it.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR: the making of junk science
Anti-MMR campaigners are playing a new media game.

Tuesday 9 July 2002
Jan Bowman
Pestering the third world
European fears over pesticides and GM crops risk condemning third world farmers to a primitive existence.

Dave Hallsworth
Why we need DDT
Forty years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, there is still no evidence that DDT is hazardous to human health. But banning it is.

Ed Barrett
Penny for your thoughts
No programme seems complete without the views of the under-10s

Wednesday 10 July 2002
Brendan O’Neill
Street theatre at Drumcree
Far from signalling a return to the Troubles, the annual 'Battle of Drumcree' is a pantomime conflict.

Jennie Bristow
Wedding stress
The Church of England is courting divorcees - because nobody else is getting married.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 10 July
The twin British vices of Henmania and Henmoania.

Brendan O’Neill
Military imprecision
One year on, Brendan O'Neill counts down the Top 10 errors of the war on terror.

Thursday 11 July 2002
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 11 July: Henmania
Why Britain is turning against the Timbo Taliban.

Ray Crowley
Thought police
'Hate crime' laws turn the offensive into an offence.

Allison Felus
Sun spots
Memento was good - but in Insomnia director Christopher Nolan comes of age.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Drugs debate: high on myths
The mindless hedonism of the drug culture is no more attractive than the small-minded moralism of traditional Tory Britain.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 11 July
Is this history we're watching, or cod psychology?

James Harkin
Home alone
The young may be single, but does that make them free?

Helene Guldberg
Positing the positive
Charles Leadbeater, author of Up the Down Escalator, talked to Helene Guldberg about the politics of pessimism.

Josie Appleton
Cannabis reform: what is Blunkett on?
New Labour's drugs policy leaves everybody confused.

Patrick West
Cultural perversity
Northern Ireland: is Orange the new black?

Monday 15 July 2002
Mick Hume
My jury, right or wrong
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Wednesday 17 July 2002
Shirley Dent
Above the parapet
Standing up to Christian soldiers in sequinned suits, 25 years after the Gay News blasphemy libel trial.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
AIDS in Britain: why complacency is justified
Heterosexual AIDS has remained a mercifully rare disease - and it is getting rarer.

Joe Kaplinsky
Precaution goes to war
The war on terror is being waged in the language of radical environmentalism.

Patrick West
A question of discrimination
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield should say that letting women in would be a 'mindbogglingly inappropriate' slur on its ancient traditions.

Toby Andrew
Lost in the maize
Fears about the safety of genetically modified maize have been ridiculed by scientists - but they refuse to go away.

Ray Crowley
Ecstasy abuse
The tragic death of 10-year-old Jade Slack tells us nothing about Britain's drug culture.

Helen Reece
In the glare of justice
After the acquittal of snooker player Quinten Hann, there's one way to even up rape law: take anonymity away from the complainant.

Dominic Standish
Big projects, small minds
The Italian authorities want to build the longest bridge in the world and a dam to protect Venice. Why on Earth would anybody oppose that?

Josie Appleton
'I prefer paternalism to populism'
In an exclusive interview, Dr Robert Anderson, retiring director of the British Museum, talks about his fears for the museum's future and why the Parthenon Marbles must stay.

Friday 19 July 2002
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 19 July
The idea that 'money is the ruin of football' is sentimental hogwash.

Sandy Starr
Blind to users' needs
Making the web accessible by disabled people doesn't necessarily make it usable.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 19 July
Michael Portillo failed to find a new conservatism, so his new TV show is about music.

Sandy Starr
Dangerous liaison committees
Tony Blair's appearance before a Commons select committee is another step away from parliamentary democracy.

James Woudhuysen
The real con in WorldCon
WorldCom replaced engineering with financial engineering, and paid the price.

Stuart Blackman
Specious claims
The claim that a third of the world's animal species have been made extinct is a dead duck.

Austin Williams
Baltic Centre: Gateshead to what?
The North-East's new Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts is a first-rate community centre, with very little art.

Josie Appleton
Justice in jeopardy
The government's new criminal justice White Paper is indefensible.

Jennie Bristow
Public services: Stalin meets Enron
Targets, audits, reforms and incentives cannot compensate for New Labour's lack of a political ideology.

Mick Hume
When in doubt, attack Iraq
There is less evidence of Saddam manufacturing weapons of mass destruction than of Washington manufacturing pretexts for an offensive.

Mick Hume
When in doubt, attack Iraq
There is less evidence of Saddam manufacturing weapons of mass destruction than of Washington manufacturing pretexts for an offensive.

Tuesday 23 July 2002
Josie Appleton
Personal problems
Some museum professionals seem to be less interested in artefacts than in their visitors' identities.

Sandy Starr
Human rights RIP
How human rights legislation has strengthened the UK government's surveillance powers.

Barbara Hewson
Storm in a test-tube
If a white couple gives birth to black twins following fertility treatment, what business is it of the courts?

Jennie Bristow
Skilling us softly
Vocational education is not education - and it doesn’t even work.

Thursday 25 July 2002
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 25 July
Would Like to Meet advises you not to swear on a date, because you wouldn't swear at a job interview and 'technically' this is the same thing.

Tom Reed
No facts on Iraq
America accuses Iraq of building weapons of mass destruction, but is either unable or unwilling to produce any evidence.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 25 July
Rio Ferdinand's transfer has sparked the customary anti-United moan-athon: 'Please mister, don't win everything....'

Ray Crowley
Watching them watching themselves
The contestants in Big Brother 3 treat the cameras like an additional housemate.

Patrick West
Bringing back heresy
Why shouldn't vicars and bishops who don't believe in God get chucked out of the Church?

Brendan O’Neill
Bush's Gulf War syndrome
Far from being a 'safe bet', the USA's plans to attack Iraq have highlighted its inability to act decisively

James Woudhuysen
Toy stories
Why corporate bosses want to get Disney into work.

Josie Appleton
Figuring out consent
'One in 20 women' does not even think she has been raped. So where does this statistic come from?

Helene Guldberg
Vivisection: testing the debate
Scientists and politicians should stop pussyfooting around, and mount an unequivocal defence of animal research.

Friday 26 July 2002
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Put alternative medicine back in its box
In the battle against disease, reason is the best weapon we've got.

Tuesday 30 July 2002
Sandy Starr
The great stock 'n' soul swindle
John Cassidy's dot.con puts the internet into perspective.

Douglas Kirsner
Insecurity issues
11 September was an attack, not only on our real security, but on our states of mind.

David Kelley
The war against modernity
Do Islamists hate modernity because it is Western, or hate the West because it is modern?

Josie Appleton
Cruising for ideas
If the whole Tory Party came out tomorrow, it would do nothing for its standing at the ballot box.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Leaving the left behind
There is no revival of the old left in the UK. And it's a good thing too.


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