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Death becomes us

The impulse to invest significance in the bodies of the dead has usually been a religious one. Yet even my atheist father cared about the treatment of his remains, says Sarah Murray
Sarah Murray  

From Christ to Coke

A new book on icons stretches the definition too far. Unlike the Coca-Cola bottle, true icons have power and stand at the border of forbidden things
Roger Scruton  

My Pakistan

Bin Laden’s capture laid bare our army’s long history of betrayal. But it might, finally, force change
Moni Mohsin  

Divided city

The recent violence in Northern Ireland does not mark a return to the dark days. But as long as communities remain segregated, there will be trouble
David McKittrick