Tinkering with le Carré, p59
Listening to the siege of Leningrad, p51
5 Leading article 9 Portrait of the Week 11 Diary Ed Vaizey 12 Politics James Forsyth 16 Barometer 19 Rod Liddle 34 Ancient and modern 37 Matthew Parris 38 James Delingpole 41 Letters 43 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
Charles Moore is away.
14 The bond bubble will burst An imminent economic disaster that no one wants to talk about Allister Heath 15 Martin Bell ‘Hearts and minds’: a poem 16 The world’s worst flirts
British men are just rude Julia Stephenson 20 Paddy Ashdown interviewed How I learned to love the Tories
James Forsyth 24 South Africa’s mini-Mugabe Can anyone stop Julius Malema?
Rian Malan 27 John Galliano isn’t an anti-Semite But plenty of lefties are
Tanya Gold 28 Leave those kids alone
Pain is natural; therapy isn’t Carol Sarler 30 Sex and the novelist: a debate
32 Russian notebook Ian Buruma 34 Preaching to the converted
Religion could doom the US right Patrick Allitt Books 46 Jonathan Bate The Last Pre-Raphaelite, by Fiona
MacCarthy 48 Lewis Jones Rognarök, by A.S. Byatt John de Falbe All That I Am, by
Anna Funder 49 Anthony Cummins The Quality of
Mercy, by Barry Unsworth Douglas Hurd Ghosts of Empire, by
Kwasi Kwarteng 50 Ian Thomson Murder in Notting Hill, by Mark Olden 51 Victor Sebestyen Leningrad, by Anna Reid 52 Alan Judd The Art of Betrayal, by
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the spectator | 17 September 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Forecasts for the start of conference season, p5 and p12
Women in the wars, p56
53 Lloyd Evans Back from the Brink,
by Alistair Darling 54 Byron Rogers How to Disappear,
by Duncan Fallowell Bookends Mark Mason Arts 55 James Delingpole Interview with Roy Harper 56 Exhibitions Women War Artists; Eileen Cooper
Andrew Lambirth 58 Music Peter Phillips 59 Cinema Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Deborah Ross 60 Theatre Truth and Reconciliation;
The Kitchen Lloyd Evans 61 Opera Das Rheingold; Le Nozze di Figaro
Michael Tanner 62 Radio Kate Chisholm 63 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes Kate Chisholm
Life 69 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 70 Real life Melissa Kite 71 The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Janet de Botton And finaly . . . 72 Chess Raymond Keene 73 Competition; Crossword 74 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 75 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen 76 Food Tanya Gold Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
Winnie took young Juju under her wing and began to school him in the art of stirring up racial antagonisms Rian Malan, p24
When I look at John Galliano, I see a man who loves Nazi uniforms so much he forgets the politics Tanya Gold, p27
You could hardly go for a country walk 95 million years ago; had a passing carcharodontosaurus seen you, you’d be an amuse-bouche Simon Hoggart, p63
Rian Malan is a South African journalist and author of My Traitor’s Heart. He also writes songs in Afrikaans.
Philip Hensher is an author and critic; his most recent novel is King of the Badgers.
Peregrine Worsthorne is a former editor of the Sunday Telegraph.
Martin Bell is a former MP for Tatton and will be reading his verse at the Lichfield Literature festival next month.
Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon Family professor of American history at Emory University, Atlanta, and author of Religion in America Since 1945.
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