Recent progress in the fight against Aids shows that throwing money at problems can work
Alfred Sherman attacks John Gummer's white paper on land use and his attempt to turn London into Barcelona
Academic life is being crushed by the weight of unwanted articles and books that the new productivity assessment systems require. Noel Malcolm proposes a reform based on agricultural "set-aside"
Peter Wayne on homosexuality and betrayal at Stocken prison
Robert Putnam has become an academic celebrity in the US with his views on the decline of civic virtue. Nicholas Lemann says that his ideas are popular because they are politically convenient
Bella Thomas enjoys eating beetles and butterflies in Cuba's emerging private sector
The coming dispute over the relationship between Euro "ins" and "outs" could begin the unravelling of the EU. Derek Coombs says that Britain has considerable clout on this issue but should not abuse...
What is the role of the World Bank, the world's biggest development agency, now that private capital flows freely to many poor countries? Michael Prest surveys the first year in office of president...