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MICHAEL BAUM is p r o f e s s o r o f s u r g e r y a t U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e , L o n d o n . T h i s is a n e d i t e d e x t r a c t f r o m h i s a r t i c l e in t h e British Journal o f Radiology

CHRISTOPHER BEAUMAN i s a s e n i o r a d v i s e r a t t h e E B R D MALCOLM BRADBURY is t h e a u t h o r o f Dangerous Pilgrimages (V i k i n g ) RODRIC BRAITHWAITE was British ambassador to Russia (1988-92)

ANDREW BROWN is a w r i t e r IAN BURUMA is t h e a u t h o r o f The Missionary and the Libertine ( F a b e r ) LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN is t h e a u t h o r o f Nietzsche in Turin (Q u a r t e t ) JEREMY CLARKE is a writer

ROBERT COOPER is d e p u t y h e a d o f m i s s i o n a t t h e B r i t i s h e m b a s s y in B o n n . H e is w r i t i n g in a p e r s o n a l c a p a c i t y RALF DAHRENDORF is W a r d e n o f S t A n t o n y ’s C o l l e g e , O x f o r d JOHN EDMONDS is l e a d e r o f t h e G M B u n i o n CHARLES ELTON is d i r e c t o r o f F i r s t C h o i c e P r o d u c t i o n s STEPHANIE FLANDERS i s a F inancial Times l e a d e r w r i t e r s o o n t o t a k e u p a j o b in t h e U S a d m i n i s t r a t i o n AC GRAYLING is l e c t u r e r in p h i l o s o p h y a t B i r k b e c k C o l l e g e , L o n d o n a n d s e n i o r r e s e a r c h f e l lo w a t S t A n n e ’s C o l l e g e , O x f o r d DANIEL GREEN w r i t e s f o r t h e Financial Times

OPINIONS 8 SMUGNESS AT DAWN IAN BURUMA finds the sanctim oniousness of the victors irrita tin g and naive.

10 THE BRITISH PATIENT CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY advises Labour on how to promote our film -making talent.

JAMES HAWES lias completed his second novel Rancid Aluminium (Jonathan Cape, June 1997)

ALISTAIR HORNE is t h e a u t h o r o f How Far from Austerlitz: Napoleon 1800-1815 (M a cm i l la n ) MICHAEL IGNATIEFF is a writer and broadcaster

RW JOHNSON i s d i r e c t o r o f t h e H e l e n S u z m a n F o u n d a t i o n , J o h a n n e s b u r g ROY KERRIDGE is a w r i t e r JOHN LLOYD i s a s s o c i a t e e d i t o r o f th e New Statesman

MELANIE PHILLIPS i s a c o l u m n i s t o n t h e Observer

JOHN PLENDER w r i t e s f o r t h e Financial Times

FREDERIC RAPHAEL i s a n o v e l i s t DAVID SOSKICE w o r k s a t t h e W i s s e n s c h a f t s z e n t r u m B e r l i n CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY i s Daily Mail f i lm c r i t i c PETER WAYNE is serving 13 years for robbery at Channings Wood prison

GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT is t h e a u t h o r o f The Controversy o f Zion ( S i n c l a i r S t e v e n s o n ) DAVID WILLETTS is C o n s e r v a t i v e M P f o r H a v a n t

Empty seats. Page 10

12 JUST LIKE A WOMAN LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN Why don’t women w riters create serious-minded female characters?

14DEBATE: ONLY A GAME DANIEL GREEN AND PETER ASPDEN Is football an entertaining diversion or the key to life?

Orange prize. Page 12

2 PROSPECT June 1997

Issue twenty June 1997

ESSAYS 18ROUNDTABLE: AFTER THE LANDSLIDE RALF DAHRENDORF, JOHN EDMONDS, MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, JOHN LLOYD, MELANIE PHILLIPS, DAVID WILLETTS Voices from the left, right and centre find unexpected ground for agreement.

Middleman. Page 24

24 TO THE CORE DAVID SOSKICE Britain could play a vital role in resolving the deep conflict between France and Germany, to the benefit of the whole European economy.

Disenchanted. Page 29

29 MANDELA’S LAST DANCE RW JOHNSON Behind the “m iracle” of the new South Africa lies typical one-party African nationalism.

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