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JANETBUSHisajournalistonTheTimes JOHNCARRisamanagementconsultant CHARLESCLARKEisapoliticalconsultant JEREMYCLARKEisafreelancewriter ALEXDEWAALisadirectorofAfricanRights ALAINFINKIELKRAUTisaFrenchphilosopher GARRETFITZGERALDwasTaoiseachatthe timeoftheAnglo-Irishagreement(1985). Heisco-authorofBritain’sEuropeanQuestion: theIssuesforIreland, publishedbytheInstitute ofEuropeanAffairs,8NorthGreatGeorge’s Street,Dublin, 1 PENELOPEFITZGERALDisawriter.Her latestnovelisTheBlueFlower (Flamingo) WINSTONFLETCHERischairmanofDelaney FletcherBozell ANDREWFRANKLINhasrecentlylaunched ProfileBooksLtd. Hewasformerly publishingdirectorofHamishHamilton PAULGILLESPIEisforeigneditoroftheIrish Times. Heisco-authorofBritain’sEuropean Question:theIssuesforIreland ANNABELGILLINGSisasciencejournalist CHARLESGRANTisdefenceeditorof TheEconomist. HehaswrittenStrengthin Numbers:Europe’sForeignandDefencePolicy fortheCentreforEuropeanReform ANTHONYGRAYLINGisalecturerin philosophyatBirkbeckCollege,London ANTHONYJULIUSisalawyerandcritic LOUISEKEHOEisafreelancewriter.Her latestbookisInThisDarkHouse (Viking) IRVINGKRISTOLisaformerEncounter editor NICHOLASLEZARDisaLondonbasedwriter JOHNLLOYDisassociateeditorofthe NewStatesman NORBERTLYNTONisaformerGuardian art criticandartlecturer JOHNMADDOXistheformereditorofNature ALLANMASSIEisanauthorandjournalist PATRICIAMORGANhasjustwrittenIVho NeedsParents?(IEA) aboutchildcare FREDERICRAPHAELisanovelist DAVIDROSEwillpresentaBBC2seriesonthe legalsysteminNovember.HehaswrittenIn theNameoftheLaw (JonathanCape) ROBERTSKIDELSKYisprofessorofpolitical economyatWarwickUniversity DAVIDSTEELisaformerleaderofthe Liberalparty STEPHENTINDALEisaresearchfellowatthe InstituteofPublicPolicyResearch GEORGEWALDENisConservativeMPfor Buckingham.HisbookIVeShouldKnowBetter ispublishedbyFourthEstate PETERWAYNEisserving13yearsfor robberyatStockenprison,Leicestershire

P ro spect Issue twelve October 1996

OPINIONS 6 CURIOSITIES 8 PUBLISH AND BE SMALL ANDREWFRANKLIN onwhythepygmiescouldsoon challengethegiantsofpublishing. 10 DANGEROUS ENOUGH? CHARLESCLARKE Neil Kinnock’sformerstrategist offersfreeadvicetoNewLabour.

Teethingproblems. Page 10 12 BAD AID ALEXDEWAAL explainswhyhenolongerdonatesto disaster reliefcharities. 14 CARELESS CHILD PATRICIAMORGAN unpicks theplatitudes about the benefitsofchildcare. 16 THE END OF PROGRESS ALAINFINKIELKRAUT A Frenchphilosophical cocktail: Heidegger, BSEandasquashedfrog.

Healthwarning. Page14

Tou'rebooked. Page8 18 DEBATE: SCOTLAND’S UNSETTLED WILL

DAVIDSTEELANDALLANMASSIE Will Scottishdevolution silencethe independenceseekers?

ESSAYS 22 IRELAND’SBRITISH QUESTION GARRETFITZGERALDAND PAULGILLESPIE celebratetheententebetween Britain andanewlyconfident Ireland, but feartheconsequencesoffallingout overEurope.

Fullof hotair?Page27 27 THE RIGHT STUFF IRVINGKRISTOL onwhattheBritishToriescanlearn fromAmerica’spopulist andreligious brandofconservatism. 33 SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION GEORGEWALDEN puts thecaseforendingsocial apartheid ineducationwithout banningprivateschools.

2 PROSPECT October 1996

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