Articles

The morality of war

01.09.06 Publication:

How fortunate it must have been to be a leader like China´s Mao Zedong. The man who in effect became China´s Communist emperor from 1949 until his...

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Japanese lessons for Italy

01.08.06 Publication:

When I was visiting Milan and Florence recently, I was reminded how appealing Italy is to Japanese visitors. Although Florence was also full of American...

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A Matsuri for books

01.07.06 Publication:

In recent years, especially in Europe and America there has been a common lament, at least among the older and literate sort of people. It is that modern life...

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Dealing with a nuclear Iran

01.06.06 Publication:

Ever since 1945, when the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has lived with an extraordinary contradiction. This is the fact...

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The power of globalisation

01.05.06 Publication:

Sometimes, we become so preoccupied by what is happening today, that we forget what happened only yesterday. This matters because where we have come from also...

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A long goodbye

01.04.06 Publication:

Valedictory A long goodbyeBill Emmott, who stands down as editor on March 31st, offers his parting thoughts WITH April Fool´s Day as the publication date on...

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Insulting cartoons and the limits of free speech

01.03.06 Publication:

Editors of newspapers and magazines like to think of themselves as quite influential people. But usually they are not. Politicians do pay court to them, but...

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The final days of Tony Blair

01.03.06 Publication:

British politics The final days of Tony Blair If Britain´s prime minister is not thinking about stepping down, he should be ONCE upon a time...

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The case for American leadership

01.02.06 Publication:

During recent years, it has become harder and harder to find anyone outside the United States who will agree that American leadership is good for the world....

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The future power of Chindia

01.01.06 Publication:

People who follow the course of world politics and economics often disagree on many things. But these days there is one thing most do seem to agree upon: that...

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Mission accomplished

01.01.06 Publication:

Junichiro Koizumi will leave Japan´s economy on the mend and its politics invigorated Reuters A Japanese spring The land of the...

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Memories, museums and war

01.12.05 Publication:

Anyone who studied my schedule during the past year could be forgiven for concluding that I am obsessed with museums and with war. Nothing could be further...

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Optimism about Japan

01.11.05 Publication:

People often think economics is all about money and statistics and strange mathematical equations. But that is wrong: in my view, economics is really just a...

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Tired of globalisation

01.11.05 Publication:

Trade and poverty Tired of globalisationBut trade liberalisation and other forms of openness are needed more than ever Get article...

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Dealing with natural disasters

01.10.05 Publication:

Few can disagree—unless perhaps they are President George Bush himself—that the American federal government´s handling of the natural disaster that...

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The sun also rises (survey)

01.10.05 Publication:

The sun also rises Japan is at last ready to surprise the world by how well it does, not how badly, writes Bill Emmott, editor of The...

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The sun also rises (leader)

01.10.05 Publication:

The sun also rises Japan´s chances of prosperity and influence look surprisingly bright IT HAS taken an extraordinarily long...

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Reflections on the atom bombs

01.09.05 Publication:

Every year, when it comes to celebrating my birthday, two things strike me, leaving aside the extra pleasure I get on that day from my family. One is that it...

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Making poverty history

01.07.05 Publication:

In western Europe this year, we seem to be experiencing a strange mixture: a cult of the celebrity and a cult of Africa all rolled into one. This is occurring...

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London under attack

01.07.05 Publication:

London under attackAfter the joy of winning the Olympics, evil came swiftly ONCE it had happened, it produced an awful feeling of inevitability. The series...

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Asia’s historic rivalry

01.06.05 Publication:

As a writer who has long been fascinated by Japan and (like everyone else) has recently become fascinated by China, I am inevitably also fascinated by the...

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The origins of moral authority

20.05.05

One of the most famous sayings of Josef Stalin was the answer he gave when asked his reaction to criticism of him by the Roman Catholic church. "How many...

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The true nature of national identity

20.04.05

One Thursday morning in early February I had a surprise. A phone call came to my office from the American embassy in London. "Would I be free to join a...

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There is no alternative (alas)

01.04.05 Publication:

Our British election endorsement There is no alternative (alas)For want of a better option, we favour another Labour victory on May 5th For...

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