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WITNESS 42A Muslim journey
EHSAN MASOOD British Islam is dominated by culturally and theologically conservative south Asians. But the bombs may help to make it more open to modernisation.
JOURNAL 48Last dance for Cuba
RUARIDH NICOLL As the Ballet Nacional de Cuba comes to London, audiences have perhaps a ﬁnal chance to behold one of the country’s great cultural institutions.
SPECIAL REPORT 52Hard-wired for corruption
JOE ROEBER Corruption is not a sleazy add-on to the global arms trade. It makes the industry far bigger than it needs to be. Ifit could be tackled, the trade would dwindle to its strategic necessity.
COLUMNS 41France profonde
TIM KING The CAP ﬁts—the French, that is.
MANNEKEN PIS Can Blair be a Cohn-Bendit fan?
80Notes from underground
DAN KUPER We were expecting it.
REGULARS 6Letters 8News & curiosities plus Enigmas & puzzles IAN STEWART 15Am I missing something? 17Numbers game THE CRUNCHER 75Classiﬁeds 78The generalist DIDYMUS 79The list
72Dead to the world
SUZANNE FRANKS Television coverage of world affairs has been reduced to a diet of disasters and human interest ﬂuff. What went wrong?
FICTION 58Men ofIreland
WILLIAM TREVOR A lifetime after leaving, a man returns to his home village to settle an account with the old priest.
REVIEWS 68The captured state
RICHARD DOWDEN In the Asian tiger countries, elites run the state in the public interest. In Africa, elites run the state in their own interests.
69Just give us the facts
DEAN GODSON The Times Guide to the Commons used to be Britain’s bible of psephology. Sadly, no longer.
70East end ephemera
MATTHEW REISZ London’s east end has produced some great storytellers over the years. Is the tradition now dead?
MARK COUSINS Trauma is natural to cinema.
BEN LEWIS Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Serpentine.
STEPHEN EVERSON Cheers and jeers at the ENO.
GeoffMulgan on Charles Tilly
Michael Cross on why big computer projects usually fail
Elaine Showalter on air conditioning
Fran Abrams on violence in schools
Marek Kohn on Richard Wilkinson
Bhikhu Parekh on citizenship
THE NEXT ISSUE OF PROSPECT IS PUBLISHED ON 25TH AUGUST
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