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MARK BRINKLEY com p iles th e Housebuilder’s Bible (R odelia B ooks) and lives in C am b r id g e

ANDREW BROWN w r i te s o n v irtu a l ly a n y th in g

Prosped:

TOM CHANDOS is a L a b o u r p e e r

JEREMY CLARKE is a freelance w r i te r

CHARLOTTE CORY is a novelist. H e r th i rd novel, The Guest, w a s published in S ep tem b e r

ROBERT CRANBORNE is a T o r y p e e r

JOHN GRAY is p ro fe s so r o f politics a t O x fo rd

Free the rich. Page 8

AC GRAYLING is le c tu re r in philosophy a t B irk b eck C o l leg e , L o n d o n and senior re s e a rc h fe llow a t S t A n n e ’s College, O x fo rd

TONY GORDON is th e p seudonym o f a u n iv e r s i ty le c tu re r

HERB GREER is c o n t r ib u t in g e d i to r o f The World + 1. H e a lso w r i te s fo r th e Sunday Telegraph

LIAM HALLIGAN w r i te s fo r th e Financial Times

DANIEL JOHNSON is an a s s is ta n t e d i to r a t The Times

OPINIONS 8 GOODBYE TO RAWLS JOHN GRAY New Labour has abandoned redistribution but not the poor.

10 CLINTON ANDCHINA AC GRAYLING says too many people are dying in China's prisons.

JOHN KEEGAN is defence c o r r e sp o n d e n t o f th e Daily Telegraph a n d w ill b e g iv in g n e x t y e a r ’s BBC R e i th le c tu re s

CHARLES LANE is e d i to r o f th e New Republic

MICHAEL MACLAY w a s an a d v iser to C a r l B i ld t a t th e O ffice o f th e H ig h R ep re sen ta t iv e in Bosnia. H e is a c o n su l ta n t a t H a k lu y t

11 SPILLING THE BEANS CHARLOTTE CORY on why she and Princess Diana had so much in common.

BRENDA MADDOX is a jo u r n a l i s t and b io g rapher. S h e is c u r r e n t ly w o rk in g on a life o f W B Yeats

DAVID MARSH is d i re c to r o f E u ro p e an s t r a t e g y a t R o b e r t F lem in g

ANNE McELVOY is a u th o r o f The Saddled Cow: East Germany’s Life and Legacy and c o - a u th o r o f M a rk u s W o l f ’s m em o irs

PANKAJ MISHRA is a w r i te r b a sed in N ew D e lh i

AUSTIN MITCHELL is L a b o u r M P fo r G re a t G r im sb y

DAVID NATHAN is a w r i te r a n d c ritic

JOHN PLENDER w r i te s fo r th e Financial Times

FREDERIC RAPHAEL is a novelist

DICK TERESI is e d i to r o f VQ a m agazine a b o u t H a r le y -D av id so n m o to rcycles. H e is c o -a u th o r , w i th th e p h y s ic is t L eon L ederm an , o f The God Particle

Girlish chatter. Page 11

12 THE LAST ENGLISHMAN PANKAJ MISHRA believes 200 years of colonial rule yielded little of value for either India or Britain.

STEVEN WEBB is th e L ib e ra l D em o c ra t spokesm an on social s e cu r i ty

GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT w o n th e Am e r ic an N a t io n a l Jew ish B ook A w a rd fo r h is book, The Controversy of Zion (S in c la ir S tevenson)

PETER WAYNE is s e rv in g 13 y e a r s for ro b b e ry a t L in d h o lm e p r iso n , Y o rk sh ire

Issue twenty-four November 1997

14THE MANDATE MAN AUSTIN MITCHELL Blair has the power, the glory and the mandate.

The H’hite House? Page 14

16DEBATE: THE LORDS TEST TOM CHANDOS AND ROBERT CRANBORNE Two hereditary peers disagree about how to reform the House of Lords.

ESSAYS 20 ENGLAND IS A GARDEN JOHN KEEGAN on the peculiarly English sense of belonging created by the War Graves Commission.

26 THE YEAR 2000ODYSSEY DICK TERESI When exactly should we celebrate the new millennium? It all hinges on ancient mathematical mistakes.

Close to midnight. Page 26

30 TELEVISION WARS MICHAEL MACLAY on turning Bosnia’s media from a propaganda tool into an instrument for peace.

2 PROSPECT November 1997

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