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    1. July 15, 2014

      Failure is fine if entrepreneurs do not sweeten the truth

      It appears that it is now cool to celebrate business failure. Such a positive approach was not always the way. Once upon a...

    2. December 13, 2013

      ‘Wilson’, by A Scott Berg

      Wilson, by A Scott Berg, Simon & Schuster, RRP£30 / $40, 832 pages One hundred years ago this month, just a couple of days...

    1. November 8, 2013

      The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

      The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Viking, RRP£20/Simon &...

    2. June 28, 2013

      Real progressives believe in breaking up Google

      It is time to break up Google. The problem is simple: the company is just too powerful, as are Apple and many other big tech...

    3. February 8, 2013

      The revolution continues

      “I don’t care about the word ‘art’ because it has been so discredited,” says the elderly man, puffing gently on a cigar. “I...

    4. November 19, 2012

      Infrastructure – building blockages

      There is an amusing online argument over who first uttered the phrase: “If you build it they will come” – Theodore Roosevelt...

    5. July 20, 2012

      The right must learn to love the state again

      When asked to contribute to this series on the future of conservatism, I hesitated because it seemed to me that in both the...

    6. April 20, 2012

      Hot property: Literary influences

      ▲ Troutbeck, 1 Troutbeck Lane, Amenia, New York, $9.95m Where Upstate New York, around 75 miles north of New York City, with...

    7. March 25, 2012

      FSA enforcer exits role with credit

      A yellowed cutting bears the tell-tale signs of having been taped to Margaret Cole’s desk, high on the 27th floor of the...

    8. March 24, 2012

      Hillbilly bands and jogathons: the diet of junk news from US domestic press

      From Mr Stephen P. Kerr. Sir, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson’s article on the decline of American newspapers (“Newspapers pressed...

    9. December 6, 2011

      Obama signals tougher penalties for bank fraud

      Barack Obama outlined a plan to toughen penalties against banks that commit fraud in a speech on Tuesday that hardened his...

    10. November 2, 2011

      Election Obama will be fighting is rather different

      From Mr Harold Brackman. Sir, Barack Obama may indeed be re-elected next November, as Franklin D. Roosevelt was in 1936...

    11. August 27, 2011

      Summer quiz answers

      Round One 1. “White Christmas” 2. Skegness 3. Maplin’s 4. Venezuela 5. Hard Times 6. Thailand 7. Goa 8. All hosted/provided...

    12. August 10, 2011

      Ten Questions - Olivia Albrecht

      Olivia Albrecht is an MBA graduate from Columbia Business School in the US. While at the school she was chairwoman of the...

    13. June 24, 2011

      Hot property: birdwatching

      Birdwatching is popular around the world, with all types of people. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, 20 per...

    14. January 24, 2011

      US city on tricky path to restructure debt

      The state capitol: the city faces possible bankruptcy In Harrisburg, local people are proud of their state capitol building....

    15. January 6, 2011

      It is time for India to rein in its robber barons

      India’s extraordinary economic boom has developed a split personality. Driven by energy, skill and ambition, India’s...

    16. January 6, 2011

      Silent Cal was never intent on destroying rich

      From Ms Loretta A. Damron. Sir, One hopes that letters as misinformed as Victor A. Levinoff’s (“Coolidge vowed to make...

    17. November 6, 2010

      ‘Intellectual blood bank’ of JFK

      Ted Sorensen, who died last weekend at the age of 82, was much more than John F. Kennedy’s celebrated wordsmith, the author...

    18. November 2, 2010

      Tea Party’s fundamentalist passion poses a danger

      From Dr Mark A. Wolfgram. Sir, Edward Luce has written a most insightful article on the Tea Party movement in American...

    19. May 29, 2010

      On a pilgrimage to North Dakota

      Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 A figure of myth and a whirlwind of contradictions, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the...

    20. December 9, 2009

      Moments from legendary presidential speeches

      ‘The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of ourfears and prejudices. God gives us the capacity for...

    21. December 7, 2009

      Ukip: take public debt seriously

      When I see in Leeds an advert for a researcher into lap dancing, a government-sponsored job, I realise no one is really...

    22. October 12, 2009

      Nobel to boost Obama agenda

      Leaders of the Norwegian Nobel committee have defended their choice of Barack Obama for the 2009 Peace Prize amid criticism...

    23. October 11, 2009

      Nobel committee defends Obama choice

      Leaders of the Norwegian Nobel Committee have leapt to the defence of their choice of Barack Obama for the 2009 Peace Prize...

    24. September 19, 2009

      Watching Kenya’s wildebeest

      Wildebeest on the savannah Visit Kenya in the middle of the wildebeest migration, and you can sometimes feel almost too...

    25. June 20, 2009

      Bargain hunters win staying power

      While the average cost of a luxury hotel break might have risen significantly in the past year, Stonehage also notes that...

    26. June 20, 2009

      Top hotels offer facials and free nights

      While the average cost of a luxury hotel break might have risen significantly in the past year, Stonehage, the wealth...

    27. January 19, 2009

      A tragedy of errors

      In his farewell address last week, George W. Bush, America's 43rd president, quoted America's third, Thomas Jefferson, who...

    28. January 18, 2009

      A tragedy of errors

      Long haul? From top, anticlockwise: George W. Bush boarding Air Force One; inauguration in January 2001; with Tony Blair at...

    29. December 19, 2008

      Under sea tremors strike southern Italy

      Almost exactly a century after Europe’s deadliest earthquake struck southern Italy, killing up to 200,000 people, a series...

    30. November 6, 2008

      Uncertainty surrounds medical reform

      In health alone, the scale of Barack Obama's ambitions and the obstacles in his way could set his presidency up for...

    31. November 5, 2008

      Uncertainty surrounds medical reform

      In health alone, the scale of Barack Obama’s ambitions and the obstacles in its way could set his presidency up for either...

    32. November 4, 2008

      Good evening, Mr President

      T his could be a long night - or a very short one - but the game plan is simple. John McCain must hold on to every state...

    33. November 3, 2008

      Good evening, Mr President

      Tuesday could be a long night – or a very short one – but the game plan is simple. John McCain must hold on to every state...

    34. November 1, 2008

      Why America has a staggering capacity for change

      America never knows for sure what it is going to get in its next president. It can look back and give thanks that George...

    35. October 31, 2008

      America’s staggering capacity for change

      America never knows for sure what it is going to get in its next president. It can look back and give thanks that George...

    36. Westminster Blog

      October 24, 2008

      Should corporate donations be banned?

      All the evidence suggests that allowing corporate donors does nothing for transparency or the simplicity of the political...

    37. July 5, 2008

      Steiff teddies head home as outsourcing is too much to bear

      In the 106 years since it was invented, the cuddly teddy bear has become a bellwether of capitalism. The plush toy was...

    38. July 4, 2008

      Outsourcing too much to bear for Steiff

      In the 106 years since it was invented, the cuddly teddy bear has become a bellwether of capitalism. The plush toy was...

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