Features

The mystery of the missing links

25 October 2003 12:00 am

It is becoming fashionable to question Darwinism, but few people understand either the arguments for evolution or the arguments against it. Mary Wakefield explains the thinking on both sides

GM may be good for you

25 October 2003 12:00 am

Ross Clark says we should ignore the eco-brigade’s hysteria over genetically modified food

Matathir knows best

25 October 2003 12:00 am

Sholto Byrnes defends the Malaysian Prime Minister against his many enemies in the West

The spoils of Waugh

25 October 2003 12:00 am

W. F. Deedes on the essence of Evelyn Waugh, the anniversary of whose birth falls next week

Lonely confessions

25 October 2003 12:00 am

The 2003 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize winner.
There were more than 100 entries from a total of seven countries. The runners-up were Henry John Elsby Sanderson, Enrico Boerger, Gregory Lourens, Matthew Lawrence Holmes, Simon Rew, Kevin Barry and Joanna Elizabeth Streetly.

My fight is for the British people

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith defends himself — and his wife — against the plotters and the smear campaign, and calls on the Tories to get on with the work of promoting freedom and choice

Terminal depression

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Michael Gove on the fear and loathing in the Tory ranks as IDS fights for his survival

Why do politicians lie? Because they have to

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Melanie Phillips says that both Tories and New Labour make impossible promises, and flee from the issues that really trouble voters

Gothic’s crowning glory

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Annabel Ricketts enjoys a visual feast at the V&A but takes issue with the show’s lack of rigour

SPECTATOR CITY AND FINANCE

18 October 2003 12:00 am

William H. Janeway explains that the dotcom madness has laid the foundation for prosperity ahead. It happened when railways and canals were superhighways

The road to revival

11 October 2003 12:00 am

In spite of the bickering, the Tories have been in bullish mood in Blackpool this week, says Peter Oborne. A leadership contest now would be boring, and would bring the party into contempt

Bigger than Watergate

11 October 2003 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says the CIA scandal is important not because it put an agent’s life at risk — it didn’t — but because it shows that US Intelligence is either obstructive or inept

Is this the end of painting?

11 October 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford asks whether the high-tech age spells doom for old-fashioned art

A party split from top to toe

4 October 2003 12:00 am

Peter Hitchens says that there will be no credible opposition while the Tory party remains an impossible coalition of irreconcilables with no feeling for old Britain

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