Anthony Barnett witnesses the rowdy birth of republican Murdoch Man
Most voters are profoundly uninterested in politics and cannot follow complex economic debates. Martin Rosenbaum says politicians should not be blamed for simplifying their messages
George Packer has a swing at some of the US's most respected radicals, and at Gore Vidal in particular. Dissent is the leading journal of the American left
Why did the president of the most powerful country in the world spend 40 minutes on the telephone to an obscure Caucasian politician? Paul Sampson describes the oil-driven interest in the new...
An obscure economic dispute between Metallists and Cartalists reveals an unnoticed difficulty with Emu. Charles Goodhart, a leading financial economist, says that crises in the foreign exchange...
Susan Greenberg loses her job in a good cause-offending China
Nicholas Serota has put a meat cleaver through a major institution without anyone complaining. Charles Saumarez Smith says a Labour government should appoint him minister of culture
To most parents possessiveness and aggression in young children are self-evident. But Richard Pipes, the historian of the Soviet Union, finds that modern social science has denied these facts or...
Ronald Dore discovers that it is not only British tabloids which make up stories