Molecular biologists can now tell us who is related to whom in the chain of life
The newspaper editors who hounded Cedric Brown earn a lot more than he did. Derek Matthews comes to the defence of Britain's highly paid utility bosses
The French used to be proud of the Enarques, their ruling elite embodying an enlightened but monarchical vision of France. Dominique Moisi wonders if they are fit to take the country into the 21st...
The rule of law will not survive in Hong Kong when it returns to Chinese sovereignty next year. Steve Vines blames the colony's reactionary Chinese elite
Where reform has been tried in Russia, democrats thrive. Communist strength, on the other hand, follows the path of Hitler's invasion
Africa's crises cannot be solved by redrawing borders. But economic reform, the decline of the urban middle class and the rise of tribalism are dissolving the old centralised post-colonial state
Dissent Spring 1996 Colin Powell's decision not to run for the Republican nomination both surprised and disappointed me. It also prompted a search for a satisfactory explanation. I began with the...