Features

Florida notebook

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Post-election blues in the Sunshine State

Slaughter of the regiments

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan on what the army stands to lose by adopting ‘Starbucks’ regiments

In praise of ‘Jesusland’

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Whatever their faults, says Mark Steyn, America’s Christian fundamentalists are a lot smarter than Eutopian secularists

Holy sage

18 December 2004 12:00 am

It is fashionable to sneer at the Archbishop of Canterbury, but, says A.N. Wilson, he is a good man and profoundly Christian

Carry on, cardiologist

18 December 2004 12:00 am

First it was his bowels, then his heart: Andrew Gimson on the delicate procedures that followed a minor medical scare

Poor Jack is dead

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft on how the death of his greyhound affected him more than he had expected, and perhaps more than it should have done

Christmas at Chatworth

18 December 2004 12:00 am

A short history of festivities at the big house

Waiting for Mr Right

18 December 2004 12:00 am

The Spectator Christmas short story

How not to run a country

11 December 2004 12:00 am

In the first interview since he delivered his report, Lord Butler tells Boris Johnson that Britain suffers from an overmighty executive bringing in ‘a huge number of extremely bad Bills’

Gunning for Kofi

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Martin Walker says that the UN oil-for-food scandal is as much about the anger of US nationalists as it is about bribes

Mandy: wanted for questioning

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Rod Liddle reveals that the South African police want to talk to Peter Mandelson about the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea

The case for not attacking Iran

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan says that Iran will probably have a nuclear bomb within five years, but that does not make the country a threat to us

Dumbing down: the proof

27 November 2004 12:00 am

If you can answer the questions below, you are as well informed as a clever 11-year-old in Birmingham in 1898. Warning: you may be in for a humiliating experience

Know your place

27 November 2004 12:00 am

There can be no true society — and no social mobility — without hierarchy, says Roger Scruton

The mean machine

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne reveals that the Tories have a secret weapon — the Voter Vault — which has identified the 900,000 swing voters the party needs to capture at the next election

A cat ate the face of the corpse

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Toby Harnden accompanies American troops as they fight the insurgents with everything they’ve got

People power

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins on why the Tory party should campaign to restore power to local communities

Speak your mind, lose your life

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Anthony Browne says that the terrible murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam is further proof that radical Islam is not compatible with liberal democracy

Death to Iraqis, not to foxes

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft says the ban on hunting demonstrates the sheer rottenness of our sentimental, warmongering and crooked political culture

Lies, damned lies and education

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Ross Clark on how the government has used success in vocational courses to boost the exam results of failing schools

The beginning of hope in the Middle East

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Boris Johnson says that the end of Yasser Arafat — the man who brought so much suffering to his own people — could be the opportunity for lasting peace

The silence of the generals

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Bruce Anderson on the scandalous case of Trooper Williams, who has been charged with murder in Iraq

The strongman of Baghdad

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan on the murky past of Iyad Allawi, who this week cleared the way for the attack on Fallujah

Accidental hero

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Rocco Buttiglione talks to Daniel Hannan about homosexuality, homophobia and ‘the morbid totalitarianism of the Left’

The death of decency

13 November 2004 12:00 am

James Bartholomew on why bravery, kindness, modesty, generosity and restraint are fast disappearing from Britain — but not from George Bush’s America