Finding oddities in the familiar, p52
End of empire with Paxo, p65
Lindsay Duncan: pure Bliss, p61
FINE Arts SpECIAL 50 Interview The artist John Hubbard
Andrew Lambirth 52 Exhibitions Eric Rimmington:
Going Underground Laura Gascoigne 53 Visions of Mughal India: The
Collection of Howard Hodgkin Michael Prodger 54 Maastricht Fair
Susan Moore 56 Performance art
Niru Ratnam 59 Cinema Hunky Dory
Deborah Ross Opera La Clemenza di Tito;
Don Giovanni; Ernani Michael Tanner 61 Theatre Hay Fever; Bingo
Lloyd Evans 62 Dance Exposure: Dance 2012
63 Radio Kate Chisholm 65 Television James Delingpole
Culture notes Francesca Steele Life 69 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 71 Real life Melissa Kite 72 The turf Robin Oakley 72 Bridge Susanna Gross
And finaly . . . 74 Chess Raymond Keene 75 Competition; Crossword 76 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 77 Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 78 Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
How much longer can people pretend that human rights, endlessly promoted in other spheres, apply so selectively to humans in the womb? Charles Moore, p13
Putin told me he watched the BBC to improve his English, and how much he liked it – you wouldn’t have thought so from some of his public comments John Simpson, p18
I’m sure that behind the luvvyish, double-cheek-kissing Islingtonian public persona that Paxo has adopted lurks a cross between Flashman, John Bull and a ginormous Victorian gunboat James Delingpole, p65
John Sutherland’s latest books are The Lives of the Novelists and The Dickens Dictionary.
Jonathan Bate is Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and the author of Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare.
James Walton is the author of Sonnets, Bonnets and Bennetts. He presents The Write Stuff, a light-hearted literary quiz, on BBC Radio 4.
Charles Clover is the author of The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What we Eat.
Leanda de Lisle’s latest book is The Sisters Who Would be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey.
the spectator | 3 march 2012 | www.spectator.co.uk