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Martin Woollacott

Martin Woollacott

    A sweet and sour trip
    A sweet and sour trip
    The Chinese are on the move. In search of their history, their spiritual traditions, their temples, the places of natural beauty celebrated by their...
    The war on coherence
    The war on coherence
    It is amazing how swiftly a new crisis can knock into perspective one which dominated discussion only a short time before.
    West just can't leave Middle East
    West just can't leave Middle East
    Why are we in the Middle East? This is the real question that the Madrid bombs pose for Europe and the United States, and for the nations of that...
    A poor agency of change
    A poor agency of change
    There is a dispiriting resemblance between recent news about former Yugoslavia and news about Iraq, the two places that bracket the modern era of...
    How Europeans see Israel
    How Europeans see Israel
    Ever since its foundation, Israel has been troubled by the thought that it might have as much to fear from supposed friends as from avowed enemies....
    We should welcome signs of a shrinking population
    We should welcome signs of a shrinking population
    What is regarded as good news and bad news is a changeable thing. Thirty years ago, when anxiety about rising population and diminished resources...
    America helped ruin Liberia. Now it must help repair it
    America helped ruin Liberia. Now it must help repair it
    The world cannot just watch as west Africa falls apart, the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, said last week. But the extraordinarily reluctant...
    Buddha versus Honda
    Buddha versus Honda
    Asked what he desired most now that he had his new apartment, the young Chinese businessman slowly and fervently breathed the word "Honda''. The...
    A doctrine tailored for Iraq
    A doctrine tailored for Iraq
    Doctrine, it is said, never survives the battlefield unscathed. The strikes aimed at killing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein probably cannot be...
    Don't blame religion for 'holy' killings
    Don't blame religion for 'holy' killings
    It has always been true that many things done in the name of God would be abhorrent to a benign deity. But, with terrorists attacking Israelis in...
    Right-wing leader breaks the glass ceiling
    Right-wing leader breaks the glass ceiling
    The first lesson of the French political crisis provoked by Jean-Marie le Pen's first-round poll success in the presidential election is that if...