Pauline Neville-Jones, Britain's chief negotiator at Dayton, on why the Bosnian intervention provides so many examples of what not to do
Jeremy Clarke goes to his first AA meeting, eats a banana and keeps quiet
The French are said to be in a bad mood but perhaps it is their press which is miserable
Since our web site went live, there has been a marked increase in the amount of junk e-mail we have been receiving. Tut tut! The barbarians are everywhere. The sending of unsolicited e-mail is a...
Kathleen Norris on how people who give up sex can exudea sense of freedom and teach something about friendship
Matthew Bigg, Reuters correspondent, finds himself the victim of ethnic rage in eastern Zaire
Gertrude Himmelfarb is grateful for computers and CD-Roms, but fears the impact of the cyberspace revolution on the life of the mind. This is an edited extract
Philosophy of history: AC Grayling surveys the essential literature from Thucydides to Popper