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62Whispers in the desert It is conventional wisdom that there were no WMD in Iraq. Dissent can be easily dismissed, but we should not be complacent about the continuing threats from the region. TOM CHATFIELD
12China café é Fear and poverty in China. MARK KITTO
23Washington watch Puerto Rico has delegates and attitude. TUMBLER
24Matters of taste Wine prices are in a frenzy. BRUCE PALLING
45This sporting life Dreaming of the Gold Cup. GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT
57Lab report Hobbits found in Micronesia. PHILIP BALL
67Brussels diary Sarko’s Club Med. MANNEKEN PIS
88Between the lines My campaign for real blurbs. ADAM MARS-JONES
6Letters 8News & curiosities 10Grayling’s question AC GRAYLING 10Enigmas & puzzles IAN STEWART 82Classifieds 86The generalist 87The list
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68Man in the water I’d be completely lost without my Jenny. Has Josiah Green the lighthouse-keeper been courting her? ROSE TREMAIN
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74Prada prostitutes The memoirs of high-class hookers show that we need a grown-up debate about sexuality. HOWARD JACOBSON
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76Musical arguments Alex Ross’s history of 20th-century music fails to engage properly with difficult modernist works. STEPHEN EVERSON
77Borderline essays Too many histories of culture are stuck in the elegiac mode, but Stefan Collini avoids this trap. JONATHAN DERBYSHIRE
78Mucking out the media Nick Davies’s critique of journalism hits many of the right targets, but is marred by a radical’s complacency. JOHN LLOYD
80Puzzles of development Dani Rodrik’s thoughtful and modest book shows that there are many routes to economic development. JOHN KAY
71Private view Gormless Gormley. BEN LEWIS
72Performance notes Eugene Onegin’s a popular guy.
85Smallscreen Hooray for Five News . PETER BAZALGETTE
DAN JONES rounds up recent developments in moral psychology
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PICO IYER on his friend the Dalai Lama
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JOHN LLOYD on organised crime and the new class of Russians
DOUGLAS STEELE ran the Hungry Duck, the wildest club in Moscow
ANTHONY ROBINSON on Yukos and the fall of Khodorkovsky
MAGNUS LINKLATER on his son’s battle with manic depression
LEWIS WOLPERT & PETER FONAGY debate psychoanalysis versus pills
CHERYLL BARRON assesses the drugs aimed at raising serotonin levels
KANAN MAKIYA on the future of Iraq
HASSAN M FATTAH sets up a newspaper
JONATHAN KAPLAN on Iraqi healthcare
BARTLE BULL at home with the Shias
TAMARA CHALABI on the constitution
JO TATCHELL reviews Saddam’s novels
NIBRAS KAZIMI ’s dispatches
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