Bad nurses, p19
3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Andrew Roberts 17 Rod Liddle 18 Barometer 20 James Delingpole 26 Hugo Rifkind 28 Letters 30 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
Charles Moore is away.
A voyage round my father, p42
10 The guilty men The great euro scandal
Peter Oborne 12 The euro’s first victim On the Spectator interview which cost Nicholas Ridley his job Dominic Lawson 14 Last of the Blairites An interview with Jim Murphy
James Forsyth 18 Classic comeback The Latin and Greek revival
Peter Jones 19 Institutionalised brutality Eastern European nurses are scary
Carol Sarler 22 Slovenia notebook Barry Humphries 24 In praise of the shura Lessons from Afghanistan
BOOKS & ARTS
Books 34 Tom Stacey Explorers of the Nile,
by Tim Jeal 36 Lloyd Evans A Walk-on Part, by
Chris Mullen; The Importance of Being Awkward, by Tam Dalyell 37 Hugh Cecil NowAll Roads Lead to
France,by Matthew Hollis 38 William Leith The Genius in My
Basement, by Alexander Masters 39 Judith Flanders Girl in a Green
Gown, by Carola Hicks 41 Peter Oborne Why Leaders Lie,
by John Mearsheimer 42 Philip Ziegler A Daughter’s Tale,
by Mary Soames 43 Andrew Taylor on recent crime fiction Bookends Lewis Jones
FINE Arts SPECIAL 44 Andrew Lambirth Dennis Creffield: an appreciation
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the spectator | 24 September 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Jerusalem sunrise, p44
What’s wrong with being sexy?, p59
46 Interview John Studzinski
Mary Wakefield 48 Exhibitions Sven Berlin
Laura Gascoigne 49 Saleroom Susan Moore 50 Medieval frescoes Alasdair Palmer 52 Cinema I Don’t Know How She Does It
Deborah Ross 52 Opera Il Trittico; The Elixir of Love
Michael Tanner 53 Theatre My City; No Naughty Bits
Lloyd Evans 54 Olden but golden Charles Spencer 55 Music Damian Thompson 57 Radio Kate Chisholm 59 Television James Delingpole Culture notes Brendan O’Neill
Life 63 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 64 Real life Melissa Kite 65 Motoring Alan Judd Bridge Susanna Gross
AND FINALLY 62 Wine Club Simon Hoggart 66 Chess Raymond Keene 67 Competition;Crossword 68 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 69 The Wiki Man
Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 70 Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language
Bill Clinton told me something rather shocking about one of the Republican presidential frontrunners. . . If it’s true, the race is still wide open Andrew Roberts, p9
I have often wondered if Ridley might have survived had the Spectator employed a less gifted cover artist Dominic Lawson, p12
As Britain goes to hell in a handcart, the knowledge that Downton Abbey imparts about how one ought properly to behave may be all that stands between us and the total collapse of civilisation James Delingpole, p59
Peter Oborne (‘The guilty men’, p.10; books, p.41) is the chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph and a contributing editor to The Spectator.
Dominic Lawson (‘The euro’s first victim’, p.12) edited The Spectator from 1990 to 1995 and is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Independent.
Barry Humphries (Slovenia notebook, p.22) is best known for his comic characters Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage, and is a regular diarist for The Spectator.
William Leith (books, p.38) is author of The Hungry Years and Bits of Me Are Falling Apart.
Philip Ziegler (books, p.42) is the biographer of King William IV, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath.
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