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Is Harry Potter harmless? Is He a Monster? Is Hollywood racist toward blacks? Is it right to ask university and job applicants their ethnic origin? Is Rudy Giuliani really a glamorous Hero? Is Shakespeare Dead? Staff, Mark Twain - - 89 pages. Staff, Mark Twain - - 88 pages. Is the "Taming of the Shrew" a Sexist Play? Is the American Dream for Anybody? Is the anthrax scare of real or constructed? Is the history of intelligence the secret history of the twentieth century, or just a good spy yarn?

Is there a Detective in this Hospital? Is there a sensitive period in second language learning? Staff, Richard Steele - - pages. Iscrizioni latine del Salento by Vittorio Zacchino - - pages. Iscrizioni latine del Salento - - 99 pages. Isidorus Hispalensis by F. Fuentes Moreno - - pages. Isililo senghwani by M. Ntuli - - 76 pages. Isimemo sami by P. Skhosana - - 64 pages. Islam and education by Saleem Hassan Ali - - pages.

Islam in the World by Malise Ruthven - - pages. Islamic Banking - Eine Alternative zum konventionellen Bankwesen? Islamische Glaubensbekenntnisse. Freiburg : Analyse und Interpretation by Renate Wettach - - pages. Jahrhunderts by Thorsten Reuter - - pages. Islamisches Recht in Deutschland by Jessica Plambeck - - 8 pages.

Islamismus in Afghanistan - by Torsten Wollina - - 19 pages. Islamismus und Dschihad by Johannes Rieble - - 21 pages. Staff, Robert Louis Stevenson - - pages. Isms by Gregory Bergman - - pages. Staff, James Oliver Curwood - - pages. Isoka lakwaZulu by N. Makhaye - - pages. Isole linguistiche? Issues and innovations in foreign language education by Jacqueline Benevento - - 36 pages. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies - - pages. Issues in bilingualism and biculturalism by David C. Li - - pages. Issues in language by Robert J.

Di Pietro, Marcel Danesi - - pages. Kachru - - pages. Issues in Phonological Theory - - pages. Issues in second language acquisition by Leslie M. Beebe - - pages. Issues in Second Language Proficiency - - pages. There is no simple going back — so where do we go? Ron Ayers Militarism in the Third World The alternative to arms supplies from the advanced countries is not indigenous arms manufacture. But the picture is uneven and insecure. The Falklands service, the national anthem, disarmament: the Right is accusing the Church of England of going to the left.

What is actually happening? Now it is racked by feuding and tension. Steve Iliffe Health Care — a headache for the Left? The NHS is under attack from the Tories. But the problems of health care are also long term and deep seated. Is There a Future for Marxism?

A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialsm. Bill Schwarz — Missing. Assassination on Embassy Row. Focus Crash of '83? Stuart Hall A Long Haul The labour movement has been on the defensive since and the causes are long term and profound. It isn't easy — but a way must be found. And we haven't got much to say about it. Tony Lane's article in the September issue has caused considerable controversy. Here are three responses. What will be the outcome? Eric Hobsbawm Falkland's Fallout The Falklands war was not really about the Falklands at all, it was about domestic politics.

And it gave a new and ominous portent of what might happen after Thatcher. But it's not quite like that. Michael Rustin Power to the Provinces! Labour has traditionally been antagonistic, or at best lukewarm, towards decentralisation —be it devolution or regional government. Now the SDP is making the running on regionalism, and the Left can't afford to be left behind. Jon Halliday Mr Weathervane takes over in Japan Nakesone has just been elected as the new premier, marking a significant shift to the right in Japanese politics.

But the Governmenthas embarked on a major counter-offensive. Can we stop Cruise? Interview with Uri Avneri Israel lurches to the Right With the invasion of the Lebanon, the Begin regime has shifted further to the right. And future prospects look far from hopeful. And so have the regions that make up Britain. The Left has some thinking to do: because the implications are enormous. They are determined to dismember the public sector.

And Opec is now on the defensive and vulnerable. That is now beginning to change. But the labour movement still doesn't take it seriously. So the South is now pressing for more pragmatic measures. But the recent leaks suggest the Tories, given another chance, will go for bust. In this interview, Neil Kinnock, one of the major figures on the Labour Left, explores these issues and post-election prospects.

Dave Triesman - They're Off. The flat racing season is well underway, the Derby is about to happen. Horse racing exercises an enormous influence on rich and poor alike. John Grahl - The Liberal Revolutionary Keynes has had a greater impact on British politics this century than any other thinker. For many years, he was almost sacrosanct. Now he is derided by the radical Right.

The Left still can't make up its mind. Dave Morris - Unemployment Blues The trade union movement is in difficulties — and, at root, the problem is unemployment. David Arnold - The Man behind the Film Gandhi remains one of the great figures of the twentieth century. But his long run legacy for India is an ambiguous one. Doreen Massey The Contours of Victory The Tory victory reveals new patterns of political allegiances and challenges accepted wisdom about party loyalty.

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Vicky Seddon Keeping Women in their Place Sexual harassment is an added and unpleasant burden facing working women. But recent research suggests that it plays a significant role in emphasising sexual divisions at work. Brian Wood Impasse in Namibia A flurry of recent diplomatic activity has failed to dislodge apartheid's grip on Namibia. What are the prospects now for liberation? But the Islamic regime that replaced it has been highly ambiguous.

Now it has turned on the Left. Here we interview A Sadeg, a representative of the Tudeh Party. Stan Parker The British on Holiday Foreign holidays are on the increase, but hoiday-making in Britain still predominates. Paul Hirst Hanging — the End of the Rope The pro-hanging lobby has been defeated, but this issue is unlikely to go away. Donald Sassoon Christian Democracy's crumbling edifice The recent Italian elections resulted in a stunning defeat for Christian Democracy and new possibilities for the Italian communists.

Opinion pollsters or opinion formers? The general election saw a positive epidemic of opinion polls. They also remain controversial. We explore some of the issues. Worse could follow. Now is the time for some serious rethinking. Council housing is on the retreat and owner-occupation is increasingly important. For whom the block votes? A roundtable discussion The Tories want to loosen, possibly break, the ties between Labour and the unions. At the election, a minority of trade unionists voted Labour.

In this roundtable, six trade unionists discuss the problems and how to tackle them. But to do so, it needs to reassess its arguments. But the election didn't help. Letters Notes. It could be marginalised over the next decade — or sooner. So what do we do about it? Feminism is Dead? They have been forced to acknowledge the strength of feminism. So why is the Left retreating from it? Interview with David Yip, the Chinese Detective David Yip, the star of The Chinese Detective, looks at the series and the problems confronting the ethnic minorities on the screen and in society.

The experience of the 30s serves as both a warning and a guide. Privatising Pleasure — the Communications Revolution Peter Golding and Graham Murdock A revolution is being wrought in the communications industries, yet the Left is hardly aware of its existence, let alone what to do about it. It's all too familiar. But things are changing. The third world is now at the centre of the cold war. The Left has been suppressed and the Tudeh Party forced underground. But now the situation has been internationalised in a quite new way. How has the novel stood the test of time? But the Left has remained at best indifferent, at worst hostile.

Just what will Britain be like on the eve of the twenty-first century? The Age of Unemployment A roundtable discussion Unemployment is the issue which most concerns the British people. But not much is happening. It is also one which the labour movement has failed to keep abreast with. Party labels are no longer quite so self-defining. The emergence of a Left in the Liberal Party is a case in point. Now it — and the YTS — are much more about cultural conditioning.

But they now face major economic problems, and their democratic processes are being severely criticised. The Unions: Is there life after Warrington? John Mcllroy and John Lloyd There's no doubt about it. The NGA dispute at Warrington was one of the most important in recent years. But what conclusions should we draw? But it is more likely to be a mild version of Sadat than a return to Nasser.

How the Other Half Lives Beatrix Campbell Labour's crisis isn't mainly about policies, it's about its relationship with the people. It's time for a rethink. But how do you defend civil liberties — and which ones? Now it is more and more widely dispersed. With far-reaching implications. Full Employment: Slogan or Strategy? John Grahl Unemployment is widely perceived to be Britain's most important problem. But the Left has so far lost the ideological argument. Perhaps it's time to look again at what we are actually offering. Now it doesn't. But what will happen is an open question.

Once it seemed that Iran might win, now it looks like continuing stalemate. Overstating the State Geoff Hodgson The dominant socialist tradition in Britain is based on a highly centralised idea of socialism. It won't work — and we won't get there. We need a more decentralised concept. Males, Morals and Majorities Interview with Gloria Steinem Women have made enormous gains in the US over the last two decades, but they are now under assault.

Fuelling Britain: the Future of Coal Graham Gudgin The present dispute is not about a handful of uneconomic jobs, it's about the whole future of the coal industry. If anything its popularity has grown. Why is it so popular? In retrospect, he looks like one of the great figures of postwar Europe.

Suddenly the latter is no more; the occupational structure has been transformed. Where will it lead? Now it must be tempered by conservation. Coalfield Women at the Face a roundtable discussion A unique feature of the miners strike has been the involvement of women in the coalfield. But the future in Southern Africa remains unstable and unpredictable. The Great Crash of 84? David Green The world debt crisis seems finally to have come to a head. Several American banks are on the edge of a precipice.

Or will a way out be found? Taking men on at their Games Jennifer Hargreaves Women today have a much better deal at the Olympics than they used to have. But it is still very unequal. An attempt to protect some of the better traditions of the Daily Mirror. Then along came Robert Maxwell. It's time the labour movement tried to use that power for broader objectives. Its outcome will determine much.

But already this is a strike which will go down in the history books. They are now seeking a major extension of centralised control over education. That's partly what lies behind the new exam reforms. Yet something can be done about it. This is one of the reasons why the 'American model' has become fashionable amongst economic commentators. But this is only half the picture. Instead the Tories have plumped for something far more ambitious — severing the links between individual unions and the Labour Party.

There is an awful lot at stake here. But why has he been so successful? From a European vantage point, it doesn't seem so obvious. The Tisdall and Ponting cases are expressions of a deeper unease. It's about Thatcherism's attempt to reshape the civil service. Now it's not so sure. It needs to sort out where it stands. Because this is one of the issues on which Thatcherism has been so effective. But is it as bad as some claim, and what do the new Tory proposals amount to? It should. They give us hope and imagination. What wider lessons does it offer?

But what does the Left offer the future? This is our round up: A Year of New Alliances?

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But the Left's profile is barely visible. Faith in not enough. It must come to terms with that crisis and change accordingly. The Company of Angela Carter- An Interview From folklore and babies to feminism and recession, one of Britain's leading novelists discusses her work. But the causes of the collapse of the Mitterrand government's radical aspirations must be sought in the past as well as the present. And there is a sympathetic ear for them in high places. M ining the Popular Front Hywel Francis In its 11 months, the miners' strike has found support in many different quarters.

It has helped to sustain the strike. And in Wales, broad alliances insupport of the miners have been pursued in quite a new way. But what does it all mean? Cruise has been sited. Labour's defence proposals suffered a debacle in the last election. CND faces a new era. And their outcome will have a profound effect on the rest of the Left.

And the rate-capped authorities remain united in opposition. What will happen? Only widespread reforms can tackle the malaise. And all the better for being unexpected. But the obstacles are formidable and expectations low. Striking the Right Note Pete Carter A most extraordinary industrial dispute, the most remarkable this century, but what strategic lessons can be drawn from the miners strike?

Splendid isolation is not the answer. Nevertheless the last election was a major setback for it, and the next one is beginning to loom on the horizon. The time is ripe for something new. Now is the time to ask some questions. But from the beginning it was dogged by division and disunity.

But things are beginning to change. The GLC, in particular, ended in a debacle. The whole affair may prove something of a turning-point in local Labour politics. Realignments are not just on the agenda, they are well underway. The Thatcherites would prefer us to forget it. Not surprisingly, for it doesn't fit into their picture of history one bit.

But what does it offer us today? We asked a range of people to give their views on the significance of the defeat of fascism in What Price Democracy? Alan Hunt Democracy and socilaism are intertwined. Unless people believe that socialism will be more democratic than capitalism, then it won't happen. Yet the experience of some countries, which have managed largely to avoid it, suggests that mass unemployment is not inevitable. But if we fail, the social map of our societies is likely to be transformed. A Brazilian scenario could be the outcome. Who'll get Pleasure from Leisure?

It's becoming more important in people's lives and an industry in its own right. But what kind of leisure will it be? But is now looks as if thei meteoric rise could be at an end. A Tory government deciding to reform the state. And that's exactly what's happening. Infertility-a suitable case for treatment? Marge Berer Infertility has become a major political issue.

The Powell Bill may have fallen, but the Left urgently needs to decide where it stands. But, in Thatcherite terms, they are a halfway house. It's time to return to basics. We do need to cast some things aside—but not certain essentials. But the future of the arts remains up for grabs.

Will it disintegrate or are the contours of a stable settlement now visible? By , one in four of all jobs will be part-time, and half this workforce will be women. If it happens, the NUM could be reduced to virtual impotence. It has become almost, but not quite, ungovernable. Is this the beginning of the end? But the political levy ballots suggest the future could be different. But the Left is unclear about its own position.

And who would ever have guessed? But can the Left grasp its significance? Black Sections: Radical demand A Roundtable Discussion Suddenly black politics is making headline news. Or at least, black sections in the Labour Party are. With the next electionnot so far away, what should we make of it?

Behind it lies a bitter battle overthe direction of the Catholic church. Soft Blue Shuffle - Andrew Gamble The cabinet reshuffle was a bid to revive the government's flaggingpopularity. Is Thatcherism on the way out? An Alternative to the Alternative: Labour'sEconomic Strategy Interview with Roy Hattersley Labour's deputy leader has sparked controversy with his recent economic proposals. Do they represent a major break with previous strategies? Towards Youthopia? Will the world be able to breathe a little more easily? Unlikely, but now's the moment. Rainbows and Warriors Interview with Steve Sawyer Greenpeace has been treading on the toes of governments for some while This time the response led to an almighty scandal.

But what is Greenpeace? We interview one of the leading figures in Greenpeace International. Where are we going? And the main reason is the new industrial revolution. But there is still little understanding of what causes it. Realignment- For What? Stuart Hall 'Realignment' is the talk of the town. But what is it supposed to achieve? What it might be used for is another matter. Marilyn: The Dream Lingers Graham McCann It is now over 20 years since Marilyn Monroe died, yet fascination with her life and what it represented remains as strong as ever.

Was its vote in a temporary aberration or is it here to stay? The New Detente? At least they are talking. The Beginning of the End? The meetings have started. Willnthis be a historic turning-point in Irish affairs, or just another episode in an old juggling act. And this one will make it easier for small manufacturers to survive.

But these days it doesn't look so inappropriate. What should Labour do if it doesn't command an overall majority at the next election? Sam Aaronovitch Ten years ago, the Left felt secure in its economic prescriptions. It certainly doesn't now. His emergence on to the national scene has given the black movement a new and powerful expression and American politics a new progressive voice. Stuart Hall went to Chicago to interview him.

It's time to take Hammond and Co very seriously. But this is not a new issue. The British Way of Death John Robson Britain has overtaken Finland as the country with the highest number of deaths from heart attacks. But, within Britain itself, there are enormous differences between women and men; North and South; and, most importantly, between social classes. Just as the oil price increases of the early 70s had profound effects on the world economy, so will this decline. On March 31, the GLC was abolished.

For good reason, as far as the Tories were concerned. The Livingstone regime had shown just how popular and creative left-wing radicalism can be. New divisions are appearing in the labour force between a secure 'core' and a vulnerable 'periphery'. What should the unions do about it? Will Gorbachev Shake the World?

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A Roundtable Discussion Gorbachev has burst upon the world scene. The face of Soviet politics has been transformed. How far will it go? The question of animal rights, however, raises fundamental questionsabout our view of politics and nature. Marxism Today May The Thatcher 'law and order' strategy has failed. But what has the Left to offer? Except that, for the most part, its victims are gay men. In the face of adversity, however, some significant rethinking has been taking place. The dark side of the Sun Interview with Clare Short. Winston Churchill and his crew were making the 'moral' running in the House of Commons until, lo and behold, a Labour MP threw them into a state of confusion by proposing the outlawing of Page Three.

Suddenly, the nuclear industry is on the defensive and in a corner. But the Reagan-Thatcher line on Libyan terrorism has now gained widespread acceptance. The Left was mainly a spectator. One World seeks to change all that. The Battle of the Blackboard Brian Simon Before the local elections, the Thatcherites thought education might be a potential vote-winner.

Voucher-schemes and centralisation were being actively canvassed. Now it looks rather different. On education, the government is on the defensive. The latest expression is Red Wedge. Already Thatcher is in big trouble. But it is far from disintegrating. Latin America: Can't pay.. Won't pay? John Wells Latin America has been steamrollered by the debt crisis. As yet no country has defaulted, and now this looks unlikely, though not impossible. Meanwhile the region has suffered an unprecedented economic contraction.

Guilty Secrets: the role of women's therapy Susie Orbach Women's therapy emerged out of the women's liberation movement. But the movement's decline over the last decade has thrown up new and difficult problems for the former. Was the queen really as critical of Mrs Thatcher's policies as the Sunday Times reports implied? The State of the Movement Charles Leadbeater Since the late 70s the unions have been urged to change. What are the pressures being brought to bear and how well equipped is the movement to deal with the changes. Unemployment-the resistible force- Bob Rowthorn Is mass unemployment a permanent feature of modern capitalism.

It's not the case throughout Europe. The role of the working class is crucial. Why Do Women Write? Grace Nicholsand Fay Weldon Women's writing is now big business. But what motivates women to write? The future looks bleak. Big Bang Bonanza: Revolution is in the air as the City gears up for deregulation at the end of the month. Eric Hobsbawm examines its record in government, and asks whether it can learn the lessons of the past Peace in the Battle of the Sexes Women have played a key role in the peace movement.

Labour Facing Flak A non-nuclear defence policy may not be as popular as some of its advocates claim. Gerard Holden explains why it all went wrong and where it leaves us Eric Hobsbawm talks about the cataclysmic year that changed the course of communist history Dodging The Taxing Questions Labour's got the right priorities, but John Grahl and Bob Rowthorn argue that it isn't facing up to how to pay for them Marxism Today's Fund Special Women in The Mainstream Taking positions of power brings pressures that many women face for the first time. But we should. At the moment they look a likely bet for a third term.

Stuart Hall argues the nightmare is far from over Family Matters The fragile posts consensus on morality and the family is in tatters, but what will replace it? Five women from across the political spectrum debate the family and morality in the 80s Journey to Pretoria Apartheid has been shaken. For two years now South Africa has been in uproar. How real are the choices being offered to girls in employment?

Cynthia Cockburn explains why sexual stereotyping lingers on Life After Reykjavik So near but so far: was that the story of Reykjavik? Charles Wheeler looks at the similarities and the differences Banking with Botha: the boycott campaign after Barclays Picture of Two Worlds: consumer spending continues to surge, but so do bad debts Genesis: should women have abortions without the father's consent?

But, argues Charlie Leadbeater, the privatisation campaign has ushered in a profound shift in attitudes to share ownership The Cult of The Gun One person's freedom fighter is another's terrorist. Band Aid transformed the politics of aid. Meanwhile it has made post-Big Bang City a hot political issue. Afghanistan: Fred Halliday asks whether the ceasefire could bring a lasting peace? Aids: the government's plans aren't up to it News on Sunday: will it turn out to be a flagship or a flop for the Left? Chinese Puzzle: Rebellious students appear to have derailed the reform process.

Is it all downhill from now on? Labour's new industrial policy won't work because the unions aren't up to it, argues Tony Lane Labour Shores up its Defence Neil Kinnock has bravely nailed his non-nuclear colours to the mast. Jon Bloomfield assesses Labour's defence policy Master of Arts Arnold Kettle, writer and communist intellectual, died last month. Brian McNair looks at what the future might hold Laugh and a half: how political is alternative comedy?

Martin Kettle explains why. And it doesn't bode well for a Labour government British Telecom Strike: This was very much a dispute of the future GPs at night: the innercity dilemma Moscow Moves: Under Gorbachev, events have begun to move with an almost bewildering speed Liberace: Something the media still wouldn't admit Common curriculum: The Tories want to bring the schools into line.

But will it - and on what terms? Charlie Leadbeater argues it is the Left's biggest problem Sisters and Slogans Feminism in the 80s is very different from the 70s. Stuart Hall, Anne Sassoon, Roger Simon and others assess his significance Class War and After At the root of the Left's crisis, argues Ernesto Laclau, is the fact that the working class can't deliver the goods anymore Regulating the Media Maelstrom Television is on the eve of a revolution. Even the radical Right is starting to change its tune Soaring Art Prices: As art prices rise the public loses out University research: the government has been forced to retreat a little.

Martin Kettle suggests that, on the contrary, it must be seen as part of the Left Parent Power at the Chalkface Parent power is the Right's new buzzword in education. Angela McRobbie explains why we ignore parents at our peril It's off to Work we go? The Tories are vulnerable on unemployment, and they know it. Veronica Beechey argues that Labour can't turn the issue to its advantage because its case is unconvincing Quiet Death of N-Power One year after Chernobyl and the Tories seem to have learnt nothing.

Thatcher Britannia Mrs Thatcher's womanly qualities have been crucial to her political project. But, says Ros Brunt, they have done little to advance the cause of her sex The Gorbachev Offensive The Soviet leader's reform drive is a high-risk strategy. Two Paths To Summit Disarmament is on the agenda, but John Cox explains that there is a wide difference between the expectations of the superpowers The Alliance: Unanswered questions about centre-party politics Confrontation in the Gulf: The recent rise in Iranian rhetorical violence masks the political calculation behind the religious fervour The genes everyone is talking about: The dangers of the revolution in genetic technology Mosaics in the spotlight: Celebration of the ancient art BEALINE How come so many people don't know what to think about the Spycatcher saga?

Brian Simon argues the case for effective resistance The Maya Character Author Maya Angelou, celebrating the publication of the new volume of her autobiography, talks to Marxism Today about her life and works Unions Go To Market The unions must be seen by the public to pursue efficiency. Charlie Leadbeater argues the case for a new social vision to match the restructuring of the economy Coalfield Conundrums The recovery of the NUM will require courage and strategy. Hywel Francis looks to the future Left Turns Across Europe Four leading European communists discuss their political position and future intentions CHANNEL 5 The press, the government and the book with the box-office appeal of Le Carre Editor of Cosmopolitan, Linda Kelsey, in conversation about the magazine which celebrates its 15th birthday this year As the new season kicks off, Marxism Today examines the cult of the football manager Soviet poster design: Art or advertising?

The essential war film after Platoon The past and present significance of Marcus Garvey. Andrew Gamble looks at the new Tory agenda Che Guevara: Assessing his significance 20 years after his death Power To The Parents: Dewsbury has pushed education into the headlines China: The 13th party congress and the future course of Chinese reform Poll tax: Tory own-goal?

Brum Brum Birmingham Superprix: the motor race with a difference Why is Labour afraid of Liverpool's popular socialism?

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David Edgar looks at the Left's attitude towards morality Women's Fertility Rights Over lm people in Britain today suffer from infertility. Michelle Stanworth looks at the solutions on offer i-iv Student Supplement Completely dispensable satchel-sized guide for those in higher education Happy Birthday To Us Vox pop to celebrate Marxism Today's 30th birthday. Some loved us, some hated us, some had never even heard of us After The Apocalypse How is it that the country that defeated the Americans could make such a mess of the peace?

Simon Watney interviews the man behind the super 8 camera Winning the Booker Prize means more than prestige: in the cut throat publishing world of the 80s it means big bucks Nightclubbin': the sexuality of people and places that go bump in the night The tv argument direct from Edinburgh: is public or free market the way forward? Adverts , classified large files no proofread.

Greenham Rifts: As cruise's future looks uncertain, why are the women campers turning on each other? Gorbachev's impact has been sensational. Adverts, classified large files no proofread. Black Monday was the biggest Stock Exchange collapse since Will it lead to a slump or will it remain very much an equity crisis? Charlie Leadbeater and Bob Rowthorn argue it could do them serious damage Violent Screen Play Hungerf ord has given quite new force to the argument about violence on television.

Jon Bloomfield argues it is time to move on The Left's Hallelujah Chorus Chesterfield was supposed to be about rethinking. It was more a display of fundamentalism in all its finery. Famine Paddy Coulter analyses the new crisis in Ethiopia and the West's response. Were the appeals of made in vain? Health Service: The new government white paper lacks both bite and conviction Kerala: The south Indian state with a new Communist government but an uncertain future Cricket: Who's been caught out in the umpiring test?

The presidential election could mark a watershed in US politics. The Alton bill presents a new challenge to the pro-choice lobby. Clause For Concern Jeffrey Weeks charts the growth of the anti-gay backlash Aboriginal Rights: In Australia's bicentenary year not everyone has cause to celebrate Foreign Affairs: Britain's world role under Thatcher Travel: Cheap holidays can be bad for you Zimbabwe: Who has lost out as Mugabe and Nkomo agree to merge their parties?

Ford For Thought The trade unions are back on the front pages. In an exclusive interview, he talks to John Lloyd about his vision of the future Thatcher's Lessons The Labour Party is officially 'rethinking'. It is not yet clear what that means. Stuart Hall argues we must start the process by learning from Thatcherism. He shows how to do it Social Side Of Cancer The causes of cervical cancer should be looked for in society, not the bedroom.

In the first of two articles this month, Sarah Benton looks inside Labour's policy review process and assesses what might come out of it. No Sense Of Mission.. A radical shake-up of gender relations is required Those Golden Years Television has shaped and transformed popular culture.

Israel: Division and dissent mark the 40th anniversary Panama: General Noriega is clinging on to power despite US opposition Hungary: How will the Communist Party respond to new ideas and demands? Doreen Massey investigates Divisions Of Labour Charlie Leadbeater examines the controversy over single-union agreements and no-strike deals Is the 20th anniversary of any more than a stroll down memory lane?

McCluskie's Last Stand? Charlie Leadbeater analyses the fallout from the seafarers' dispute for the company and unions, and draws wider parallels Upper House: Are the Lords up to delivering much more than fine words and wind in their revising role? France: Mitterrand's victory brought relief for the Left -but not much joy Poland: The narrow space for democracy Spurs Fans: Left on the shelf? Thatcher and Lawson have declared a truce over monetary policy. Paradise Postponed This summer's airport chaos could become the norm for the 90s, claims Michael Smith Fairer Sex: Better employment deals for women are at last on union and employers' agendas Sporting Trials: Council-run sports could benefit from a competitive edge Kampuchea: As the Vietnamese prepare to leave, will the Pol Pot terror return?

Thoroughly Modern Movement We are moving into the era of Post-Fordism. Robin Murray explains what it all means Power To The Person The politics of choice, explains Charlie Leadbeater, must be at the heart of socialist reconstruction Bones In The Corset It's time to put the self back into politics and humanise the Left argues Rosalind Brunt Brave New World Stuart Hall explores the concept of New Times and asks some troubling questions Disorganised Capitalism John Urry argues that organised captalism, which has dominated Western societies this century, is in decline.

Keeping The Customer Satisfied As the broadcasting revolution unfolds, Alex Graham looks at the government watching us watching tv Reaching The Parts: A potent mix of economic crisis and ethnic unrest is shaking Yugoslavia's loose political foundations Romancing The Stone: Why Prince Charles and the architects can't see eye to eye Komsomol: The voice of Soviet youth, or a bunch of young fogeys? David Held argues that the nation-state is in long-term decline Bush By Default Eric Hobsbawm argues that the Bush victory is not all bad news Perils Of Perestroika Gorbachev's top economic adviser, Abel Aganbegyan, talks to Monty Johnstone about the progress of Soviet economic reform The Power Of The Weak Across much of society, tight hierarchical patterns of organisation are in decline: we are moving into a new era of weaker forms of power control, argues Geoff Mulgen Filofaxions Why, ask Beatrix Campbell and Wendy Wheeler, has the filofax become such a despised symbol of yuppiedom for many on the Left?

Britain's trade unions organise a declining proportion of the workforce. Non-unionism is relentlessly on the rise. Philip Bassett investigates the problem After The Masses Postmodernism is one of today's great buzzwords. But what exactly does it mean? An unscientific opinion poll of familiar faces on the pros and cons of electoral pacts Shaking Up The World Gorbachev has opened up a new era in international relations.

Fred Halliday assesses the impetus behind the movement Vorsprung Durch Rethink New Times means going beyond the traditional socialist project. Geoff Mulgan argues that we need a new vison of what they can and should be like In Praise Of Modernism Top British architect Richard Rogers, in an exclusive essay, looks at the past, present and future of our cityscapes and the society they reflect The Party Is Over The old-style political party is in decline. Sarah Benton argues that it has had its day. John Keane explores the prospects for a new cultural identity Ale And Mocha : The cafe is an essential part of European culture.

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