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Contents cover story 31 How the Greeks broke Europe
Greece’s entry into the euro was a triumph of political will over economic reality. Enter the current crisis. bronwen maddox regulars 8 Prospect recommends he pick of the month’s events. 12 Diary Coalition conumdrums, plus brian eno on the spread of ideas, nigel warburton on envy & stephen nickell on fair pay. 18 Letters plus stephen collins’s cartoon strip. 93 Enigmas & puzzles ian stewart 94 The generalist didymus 95 The Prospect list opinions 21 The problem with equality
Does the lack of women in top political jobs matter? julian baggini 22 The rise of the G5
he coming global order will see five big powers bullying the world into solving its problems. paul collier 23 Winging it
Why we need gamekeepers rather than nature reserves. matt ridley 24 Bad aid
Why the Tories are naive about aid. patta scott-villiers correspondents 26 Washington watch ise of the red states. renegade 27 Brussels diary
Anyone seen Ashton? manneken pis 28 China café
raffic chaos. mark kitto 29 Letter from Moscow utin’s tele-populism. ben judah coalition politics Features 36 Will power sharing work?
he Lib-Con project rests as much on the practicalities of powersharing as on policy deals. robert hazell plus andrew adonis on the coalition’s ideological faultlines. 42 The fight of his life
How Labour MP Jon Cruddas held off the BNP. david edmonds 48 Coalition chic o what is the Lib-Con style? sam leith Opinions 20 The liberal zombie awakes ameron’s coalition offers a welcome political opportunity. richard reeves & philip collins features 51 Democracy in danger
In Thailand and elsewhere in the developing world, the middle classes have turned against political freedom. joshua kurlantzick 55 What kind of World Cup?
outh Africa’s tournament will not be like the last one in Germany. Nor should it be. david goldblatt 60 The dustbin of art history he modernist project is dying—and that’s why so much contemporary art is awful. ben lewis cience & technology 64 Too much information
We mapped the genome, but failed to ask the right questions. philip ball 66 Lab report philip ball 67 The triumph of the app
Here comes the iPad. tom chatfield 68 Going mental
We need better rules on lifestyle drugs. barbara j sahakian & ahmed d mohamed 68 The month ahead anjana ahuja columnIStS 7 If I ruled the world top the spongers! james hawes 10 Political notes
Labour’s leadership. anne mcelvoy 16 Crisis watch he new US outlaws. simon johnson 69 Matters of taste ass the biltong. william skidelsky 96 Dear Wilhemina I hate my friends’ politics.
arts & books 71 Travels in Tinseltown
Hello to Hollywood, again. mark cousins 73 The loneliness of the long-distance driver Jonathan Coe’s state-of-the-nation novel is too contrived. sam leith 75 Performance notes he Proms lack a grand theme— thankfully. martin kettle 76 Smallscreen he TV election. peter bazalgette 77 Sometimes, more is less hristopher Hitchens’s memoir is largely pointless and self-indulgent. alexander linklater 78 The playboy and his muse he secret lover of playwright JM Synge. joseph o’connor 80 Words that think for us ransparency and accountability. edward skidelsky 80 The way we were hree diary extracts. ian irvine 81 Private view andid camera. nigel warburton 82 FiveBooks ecommended reading on power and ideas from james purnell interview 84 Peter Porter
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