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54Joseph Schumpeter The theorist of “creative destruction”was one of the greatest economists of the 20th century . ROBERT SKIDELSKY
58Making it in Tollywood I went to India to sort out rural poverty. I ended up making it to the final of south India’s Pop Idol. LEO HORNAK
10These islands The Africans of Parnell Street. COLIN MURPHY
18Washington watch Hillary’s Iran problem. TUMBLER
48France profonde Michel Onfray and root vegetables. TIM KING
57Rivers of Babylon The Shia mobile phone. NIBRAS KAZIMI
61Lab report Mining the moon. PHILIP BALL
80Confessions My history of violence. WILLIAM SKIDELSKY
4Letters 6News & curiosities 8Grayling’s question AC GRAYLING 8Enigmas & puzzles IAN STEWART 73Classifieds 78The generalist 79The list
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62The third Mr Glasgow Drunk, spurned and locked out of his flat, Mr MacBleaney consoles himself by remembering former glories. ALASDAIR GRAY
66The advanced liberal John Stuart Mill valued liberty less for its own sake than for its contribution to human advancement. JONATHAN RÉÉE
68Ground truths Oliver Morton’s book on earth science is most timely. JAMES LOVELOCK
69Broadcasting the arts John Wyver’s new book charts the rise and fall of arts broadcasting. DAVID HERMAN
65Private view If you can’t beat photographers, join them. BEN LEWIS
71Widescreen David Cronenberg comes to London.
72Performance notes December is Messiah month. MARTIN KETTLE
77Smallscreen My plan B for Channel 4.
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LUCY WADHAM on the decline of private life in France
JONATHON PORRITT and others reply to Dick Taverne on GM food
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GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT mourns the death of English cricket
JASON COWLEY on footballers’ lives
WILL HUTTON warms to golf
EDWARD SMITH finds cricketers in the ghettos of Los Angeles
PHILIP BALL explains the complexities of climate NIGEL LAWSON argues against Kyoto
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD provides a rough guide to carbon trading
ADAIR TURNER on the economics of cutting emissions
WILL HUTTON & MEGHNAD DESAI debate whether the future really belongs to China or not
YIYUN LI remembers her time in the Chinese army
MICHAEL HOLROYD returns to find the country more relaxed than before
MARK KITTO on how the Chinese government nicked his magazines
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