Features

The Georgian way of death

4 October 2003 12:00 am

An exhibition reveals how Dr Johnson faced the prospect of dying. Kate Chisholm reports

Never glad confident morning again

27 September 2003 12:00 am

For a while, Blair and Bush marched together into battle. They were like Reagan and Thatcher, Roosevelt and Churchill. But now, says Martin Walker, the Prime Minister and the President are on the verge of a split

Honest Tony

27 September 2003 12:00 am

Melanie Phillips says that The Spectator has got it wrong: the Hutton inquiry does vindicate the government

First, weigh your nanny

27 September 2003 12:00 am

Damien McCrystal says that fat nannies are a threat to the health and happiness of the family

Code comfort

27 September 2003 12:00 am

Paul Robinson finds that West Point's strict, apparently cruel honour code - which compels cadets to sneak on their friends - produces upright leaders

If Clark wins – I’ll quit!

27 September 2003 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says General Wesley Clark cannot beat Bush, not least because he sounds like a paranoid narcissist

An English composer in Ireland

27 September 2003 12:00 am

Petroc Trelawny on the poetry inspired by Arnold Bax's fling with Irish Home Rule

Reform the BBC, don’t kill it

20 September 2003 12:00 am

The BBC is biased, and much of its programming is coarse and crude, but, says Peter Hitchens, it would be profoundly unconservative to privatise it

Nasty, brutish and on credit

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple has discovered Britain's spiritual centre, and finds it ugly, aimless and noisy

Go straight to Heaven

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Mother Teresa is on the verge of canonisation, only six years after her death. Anne Sebba on why the Pope is in a hurry to create new saints

Boys and girls go out to work

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Work experience is more important than a good degree, says Rachel Johnson. That's why trendy offices are full of middle-class teenagers

The truth about meaning

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Roger Scruton on the importance of Donald Davidson, the analytical philosopher who died on 30 August

Tinker, tailor, soldier, stooge

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Bruce Anderson reveals the steps by which the intelligence services succumbed to the magnetic charm of Tony Blair

Information superhighwaymen

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Ross Clark says Peeping Tom has replaced Big Brother as the chief threat to our freedom. We should stop filling in questionnaires

When revenge is sweet

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Bill Alexander on why he is directing the RSC's new production of Titus Andronicus

‘We just want to ask people a few questions,’

17 September 2003 12:00 am

The first poll from the war zone.

A sad case of schadenfreude

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says Gerhard Schrˆder has unleashed and exploited his country’s latent anti-Americanism, long suppressed by postwar German leaders

Chirac and the son of Nippon

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Philip Delves Broughton ponders the silence of the French media in the face of revelations that the last three presidents have had second families

Madonna of the Pseuds

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Tom Utley was suddenly conscious that he admired neither the work of Leonardo nor many other acknowledged masterpieces

I was 12, she was 13

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Rod Liddle on government plans to outlaw the harmless fumblings of teenagers

We’re winning this war

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Mark Steyn on the remarkable achievements of the Bush administration, and his enemies’ remarkable refusal to give him credit

I prefer the tub of lard

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Leo McKinstry attacks the modern obsession with party loyalty and says that Roy Hattersley is a prime offender

The Young Fogey: an elegy

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Harry Mount mourns the extinction of young men who wore four-piece tweed suits, including ‘westkits’, and loved the old Prayer Book

How we trained al-Qa’eda

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Brendan O’Neill says the Bosnian war taught Islamic terrorists to operate abroad

Swimming pool or work of art?

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on why we are keen to splash out on community projects yet spurn buying pictures