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RICHARD BARRY ROBIN BLACKBURN is an editor of the New Left Review and teaches at the University of Essex MARK COUSINS is the author of The Story of Film (Pavilion Books) MICHAEL COVENEY STEPHEN EVERSON
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is writing a book on metaphysics and the mind
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JOHN GOLDTHORPE DAVID HERMAN has produced television programmes with Noam Chomsky, and is a regular contributor to Prospect G JOHN IKENBERRY
For and against Chomsky
ROBIN BLACKBURN VS OLIVER KAMM
is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University is a former MP
ROBERT JACKSON OLIVER KAMM
is the author of AntiTotalitarianism: the Left-Wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy (Social Affairs Unit)
Is the world’s top public intellectual a brilliant expositor of linguistics and the US’s duplicitous foreign policy? Or a reﬂexive anti-American, cavalier with his sources?
ERIC KAUFMANN is a lecturer in politics and sociology at Birkbeck College TIM KING
is a writer living in France
JÜRGEN KRÖNIG is British correspondent for Die Zeit
10 India joins the west
24 States of development
is author of Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century (4th Estate)
MARK LEONARD BEN LEWIS
Last month saw a small revolution.
presents BBC4’s Art Safari is deputy editor
10 Meadow is innocent
of Prospect is the author of The State They’re In (ITDG Publishing)
Roy Meadow should not have been struck off the medical register.
Many have argued that the key to development in Africa is more ﬁnancial aid and more democracy. But Africa’s real problem has been a lack of properly functioning states.
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JÜRGEN KRÖNIG G JOHN IKENBERRY
is creative business editor of the Financial Times
GAUTAM MALKANI ALEX MCBRIDE LEWIS PAGE’s
is a criminal barrister
book Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs: Blundering and Waste in the Armed Forces will be published by William Heinemann in January 2006
Germany’s grand coalition has a decent chance of pushing reform.
Global and regional governance bodies are suffering a crisis of late middle age. Is this a legitimacy problem, or is US unilateralism to blame?
13 The new unionism
34 Critical clowns
RAJ PERSAUD is Gresham professor for the public understanding of psychiatry EDWARD SKIDELSKY
Northern Ireland’s recent violence reﬂects unionism’s modernisation.
is a writer living
15 Habermas vs the Pope
High culture and serious critics have become marginalised in the mass media. Critical clowns have stormed the citadel of Shaw, Tynan and Porter.
is professor of mathematics at Warwick University The Prince of the Marshes will be published in May 2006
The darling of the 68ers and Benedict XVI ﬁnd their common ground.
38 Time for a deal
16 Perpetuum mobile?
next book A Royal Affair will be published in March 2006
Social mobility does not work as most people imagine.
Tony Blair’s ﬁnal chance to leave a lasting mark on Britain’s relations with the EU is to trade in our rebate for a decisive reform of the CAP.
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