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40A matter ofrespect
DAVID HALPERN Tony Blair’s “respect”policies are founded on a growing anxiety among policymakers about levels of trust.
WITNESS 44Return to Tanzania
JONATHAN POWER I ﬁrst visited Tanzania in 1964, to volunteer for Nyerere’s socialism. This year I returned—the country is still poor, but starting to grow. Is a dose of debt reliefand aid what it now needs?
PORTRAIT 50Jean-Paul Sartre
KEVIN JACKSON While I feasted on Sartre in the 1970s, the left bank scorned him. But on the centenary ofhis birth, the hypercerebral toad is making a comeback.
COLUMNS 10Matters oftaste
WILLIAM SKIDELSKY Fattening up at the Fat Duck.
TUMBLER Anatol Lieven reshufﬂed.
MANNEKEN PIS That pesky “no”vote.
80Notes from underground
DAN KUPER Toking on the tube.
REGULARS 6Letters 8News & curiosities plus Enigmas & puzzles IAN STEWART 13Am I missing something? 14Numbers game THE CRUNCHER 78The generalist DIDYMUS 79The list
CULTURAL TOURIST 70Why the Kirov outclasses the Bolshoi
IVAN HEWETT The Kirov continues to dominate in opera and ballet. It has a secret weapon. Plus news and listings.
FICTION 54Radiant heat
ALISON MACLEOD “No warmth is lost in the universe.”
REVIEWS 64The Ribena test
ERIK TARLOFF If I prefer Ribena to Château Laﬁte, does that make me a fool?No: it’s a matter of taste, as it is for art. That is John Carey’s thesis, and it’s wrong.
66Politics ofthe playground
JONATHAN HEAWOOD Why does British ﬁction portray politics as a childish squabble?BBC4’s new drama The Thick of It falls squarely into that tradition.
JULIAN EVANS Ismail Kadare, who charted the dictatorship of Hoxha’s Albania, reminds us that the Balkans is a storehouse of European literature.
MARK COUSINS Violence in Cannes.
BEN LEWIS Depressed at the biennale.
DAVID HERMAN Decline of the People’s channel.
Carlo Gébler looks for Desmond Hogan
Lisa Randall gets inside the Cern particle accelerator
Terence Kealey on Francis Bacon and the stirrings of science
David Elstein squeezes an apology out of the BBC
Will Davies wonders if Britain suffers from too much connectivity
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