An ABC of grade inflation, p16 and p60
Going down a storm, p43
Arts 39 Lloyd Evans The insane merriment of the world’s largest and wackiest festival 40 Fringe Round-up
Lloyd Evans 41 Music
Michael Tanner 42 Cinema The Skin I Live In
Rebecca Nicholson 43 Exhibitions Treasures of Heaven; Forests, Rocks,
Torrents: Norwegian and Swiss Landscape Paintings Andrew Lambirth 44 Radio Kate Chisholm 45Television James Delingpole Culture notes Peter Robins Travel 47 When the ships come in Ullapool’s big day Mary Wakefield 48 Whisky choice Jonathan Ray 49 Genteel Glasgow It exists! Bruce Anderson Life 51 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 52 Real life Melissa Kite 53 Motoring Alan Judd 53 Bridge Susanna Gross And finaly . . . 58 Chess Raymond Keene 59 Competition; Crossword 60Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 61 The Wiki Man
Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 61 Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
I don’t foresee Libya’s triumphant Islamists joining Mandelson in a shooting party, unless they strap Semtex to their chests first Rod Liddle, p17
Dead young people are so much easier to project your fantasies of greatness on to than people who are alive and fat and ageing James Delingpole, p45
As the yobs were getting stuck in, I was breaking the speed limit. No prizes for guessing who got the swiftest punishment Melissa Kite, p52
Justin Marozzi is the author of South from Barbary: Along the Slave Routes of the Libyan Sahara. Simon Wessely is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Vice Dean of the Institute of
Psychiatry at King’s College London. Sam Leith’s You Talking to Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama will be published in October.
the spectator | 27 August 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk
Andrew Roberts’s books include A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 and Masters and Commanders.
Charlotte Moore’s Milicent’s Book, based on the 19thcentury diaries of a teenage girl, is published next month.