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  1. January 6, 2014

    Time to think more about Sarajevo, less about Munich

    Can thinking about the past improve the way you handle the present? If so, this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the...

  2. November 22, 2013

    Kennedy’s death and an introduction to the politics of hate

    More than 40,000 books have been written about President John Fitzgerald Kennedy since he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas,...

  1. November 15, 2013

    Simon Schama on The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

    JFK in pictures The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler, Bloomsbury, RRP£20/$30, 384 pages Yes, like...

  2. November 14, 2013

    Beer and merlot at the crime scene

    A couple of years ago, I stood by the spot on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald...

  3. August 14, 2013

    Fidel Castro lauds North Korea as UN inspects weapons cargo

    HAVANA - Pyongyang gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former president Fidel Castro said on Wednesday as the...

  4. August 11, 2013

    The US president is weaker than you think

    Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, by Joseph Nye, Princeton RRP£19.95/RRP$27.95 Having failed to...

  5. July 19, 2013

    Camelot’s charge

    JFK’s Last Hundred Days: An Intimate Portrait of a Great President, by Thurston Clarke, Allen Lane, RRP£20/Penguin Press,...

  6. May 24, 2013

    Apple hearing unlikely to solve tax question

    It was telling that Carl Levin, the veteran Democratic senator, launched his grilling of Tim Cook, the Apple chief...

  7. May 1, 2013

    Global Insight: Barack Obama faces going on the road to get round Congress

    Perhaps because his style is so hard to pigeonhole and his biography so unique, Barack Obama has been lumbered with...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2013

    Small graces: French flash PMI edition [updated... now with less grace and more PMIs]

    Depressing eurozone and German prints below. The eurozone composite was bleakly steady at 46.5 while the German comp hit...

  9. April 5, 2013

    Second coming

    The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

  10. February 21, 2013

    France setback threatens eurozone recovery

    Hopes of a eurozone recovery were dealt a blow on Thursday by a very weak indicator of business activity in the French...

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2013

    Thanks for letting the team down, France

    From Credit Suisse on Thursday morning: BREAKING NEWS: Stronger-than-expected euro area flash PMIs in January – except for...

  12. January 2, 2013

    Lamprell given breather with loan waivers

    Shares in Lamprell jumped by a fifth on Wednesday after the Dubai-based contractor confirmed that it had succeeded in...

  13. November 19, 2012

    Lamprell warns of $105m full-year loss

    Lamprell, the specialist engineering group, warned that higher costs and deferred contracts would see it incur a $105m...

  14. November 2, 2012

    Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

    American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in the...

  15. October 4, 2012

    Three Lamprell executives stand down

    Three leading executives at Lamprell, the FTSE 250 specialist engineering group, are to stand down after its latest profits...

  16. October 3, 2012

    Fresh profit warning hits Lamprell shares

    The chairman of Lamprell, the FTSE 250 specialist engineering group, has promised a clear-out of its senior management team...

  17. October 1, 2012

    A presidential demeanour still counts

    I have two confessions to make concerning presidential candidate debates, of which the first of this year’s election...

  18. September 28, 2012

    Candidates prep for televised debates

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent months attacking one another from afar. But when they take the stage for their first...

  19. September 3, 2012

    Obama campaign far from 2008

    When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver in 2008, he did so on a stage set with Greek...

  20. August 28, 2012

    Lamprell insists outlook is improving

    Specialist engineering company Lamprell said the outlook was improving for its business despite a $47.1m net loss for the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2012

    Some PMIs went up, but the eurozone is still headed for recession

    Look into my eyes. You are feeling very positive about the economy. Things will go well. You are thinking things have...

  22. July 26, 2012

    Lamprell issues third profits warning

    Lamprell has issued its third profits warning in as many months after further cost overruns on key projects. Shares fell 31...

  23. April 4, 2012

    Professional kryptonite from a devil’s advocate

    To anyone who does not make their living peddling leadership courses, it might seem unsurprising to be told the whole...

  24. April 2, 2012

    Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

    Memo to those with tickets to the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man: don’t arrive early. Entering a theatre...

  25. March 16, 2012

    Altered images

    Tokyo’s Harajuku district is best-known for cosplayers (adolescents dressed as animation characters) and teenagers in gothic...

  26. March 2, 2012

    Marriages put to work

    In every episode of Roger and Val Have Just Got In (BBC2 Thursday), Alfred Molina and Dawn French bicker in various rooms of...

  27. February 19, 2012

    Obama nears his nuclear moment

    At the start of Barack Obama’s term, few moments better crystallised America’s change of face than his “New Day” video...

  28. February 4, 2012

    Hat as harbinger of good (or bad) times

    From Mr John O’Byrne. Sir, In his article “Bow down at the shrine of the sage of Mount Baldy” (Comment, January 28), Gautam...

  29. January 27, 2012

    Fly me to the moon

    Even by the grandiose standards of Newt Gingrich’s ideas, this was a big one. “By the end of my second term, we will have...

  30. January 21, 2012

    Don’t count Mitt’s wealth against him

    From Mr Les Gapay. Sir, Regarding the articles about Mitt Romney’s wealth: I am a Democrat and am poor, living on Social...

  31. January 4, 2012

    US election has multicultural message for brands

    After the quadrennial US election ritual of polls, caucuses and primaries began in Iowa on Tuesday, filling television,...

  32. December 27, 2011

    Old warriors play the best politics

    Just over half a century ago, at the start of 1961, Harold Macmillan, then the prime minister of Britain, was about to...

  33. December 11, 2011

    Frustration mounts over Madoff backlog

    Ronnie Sue Ambrosino and her husband were on holiday in Surprise, Arizona when they heard Bernard Madoff had been arrested....

  34. December 1, 2011

    When cutting it just doesn’t cut it

    Making sense of the tangled world of US politics is never easy. But about 30 years ago, the comedian Mort Sahl identified a...

  35. November 23, 2011

    Governments have to live within their means too

    From Mr Tim Price. Sir, In his article “Why we need to tax the crazy market speculators” (November 21) John Chapman presents...

  36. November 11, 2011

    11.22.63

    Which of us would not travel back in time, if we could, to undo some of the horrors of the past? This is the perennially...

  37. October 21, 2011

    Sick economy takes toll on Californians

    There was no natural disaster in Los Angeles this week but anyone walking into the city’s Memorial Sports Arena would have...

  38. September 16, 2011

    First ladies of decor

    On January 20 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. Following his narrow...

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