Features

Honi soi qui mal y pense

2 April 2005 12:00 am

Simon Heffer condemns the spiteful attacks on Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles and says that she will make a perfect Queen for the future King Charles

Al-Qa’eda is a conspiracy of alienated middle-class kids

2 April 2005 12:00 am

What are nice kids doing hanging out with a nasty crew like al-Qa’eda?

Russia in the dock

2 April 2005 12:00 am

Rachel Polonsky says Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky is a prisoner of conscience, and his show trial stands as an indictment of the country’s criminal justice system

Church of martyrs

26 March 2005 12:00 am

Anthony Browne says that more than 300 million Christians are either threatened with violence or legally discriminated against because of their faith

Labour’s stolen votes

26 March 2005 12:00 am

Rod Liddle reports on widespread corruption in the system of postal ballots

What it means to be Jewish

26 March 2005 12:00 am

The tendency to put everyone into an ethnic slot is impoverishing society

What makes a hero?

26 March 2005 12:00 am

Harry Mount asks George MacDonald Fraser whether Flashman is a coward as well as a cad

Out of the ashes

19 March 2005 12:00 am

Terror is putting up a good fight in Iraq, says Boris Johnson, but the opening of the new Transitional National Assembly is an indication that the democratic revolution is working

The devils’ advocate

19 March 2005 12:00 am

John Laughland meets Ramsey Clark, who is campaigning for the rights of the two most despised men in the world

How I escaped from my hospital hell

19 March 2005 12:00 am

The Spectator today launches an occasional series on the state of the National Health Service.

Alice doesn’t live here any more

19 March 2005 12:00 am

Damian Thompson on the enchanting world of Alice Thomas Ellis, the former Spectator columnist who died last week

The fear, the squalor …and the hope

19 March 2005 12:00 am

The hunt for Saddam and WMD continues. Anarchy rules. But Iraq is now free, and Boris Johnson rejoices in the triumph of liberty

A revolution made for TV

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield talks to hip, fun-loving young people in Beirut and sees how cameras and lip-liner are helping to spread democracy in Lebanon

The Pentagon’s new pin-up boy

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Toby Harnden talks to Walid Jumblatt, who has seen the error of his anti-American ways

The price of happiness

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Petronella Wyatt talks to Richard Layard, who believes that higher taxation can reduce envy and make us all happier

Paying for Tony’s fat cats

5 March 2005 12:00 am

With almost a million new jobs added to the public sector payroll since 1997, Martin Vander Wayer asks if it is now democratically possible to reduce state spending

So you want to stuff a badger

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Sam Leith has been taking lessons in taxidermy, and he hasn’t had so much fun in ages

The man who should be Pope

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Piers Paul Read looks over the candidates to replace John Paul II, and says that Cardinal Ratzinger has got what it takes

One for oil and oil for one

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Michael Meacher says that the fuss over Ukraine was about the geopolitics of oil, and the growing conflict between the US and China

Time to fight back

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Douglas Hurd urges politicians to stop giving in to the media, and especially to the culture of brutality, fear and sentimentality epitomised by the Daily Mail

Will Dublin turn on Gerry Adams?

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Dean Godson on the widening repercussions of the Sinn Fein/IRA bank robbery

Upwardly mobile

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer interviews the former phone chief Sir Christopher Gent, who wants to bring free-market solutions to the public services

Not ill — just naughty

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Leo McKinstry on the scandal of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, whereby parents are paid to bring up their children badly

The end of part of England

19 February 2005 12:00 am

Boris Johnson goes out with the last legal meeting of the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Foxhounds, and welcomes the coming campaign by honest people to preserve their tradition

Die in Britain, survive in the US

12 February 2005 12:00 am

James Bartholomew says American healthcare is an expensive muddle that leaves millions unprotected, and yet it delivers much better results — for everyone — than the NHS