OCTOBER 2007

A POET IN THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER Gwyneth Lewis Prospec

IN SEARCH OF BRITISH VALUES

POLITICS ESSAYS ARGUMENT

IRAQ:WHY WE’RE WINNING AFTER ALL Bartle Bull

CAMERON’S REBUILT TORIES Ferdinand Mount

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With Paul Broks, Maggie Gee, Siôôn Simon, Noel Malcolm, Ed Husain and many others

In this issue:

CONOR GEARTY on dilemmas of terrorism and civil liberties

IAN JACK on Naipaul’s friendship with Anthony Powell

DAVID BIRCH How ID cards can be made to work better

JOHN CORNWELL Why Steven Pinker should read more poetry

JACK STRAW solves the West Lothian question

MARK COUSINS Let’s take the sex out of film

DAVID ROBINS Knife crime and the cult of cool

ALEX DE WAAL Diplomacy, not guns, for Darfur

ALISON MACLEOD “I was dubbed a literary babe”

FICTION by Adam Marek