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  • Muse members become the popular kids

    Muse members become the popular kids
    MUSE singer-guitarist Matthew Bellamy can still remember the British trio's first Los Angeles gig. "It was at the Viper Room. There were only about 20 people there," he recalls. "It must have been when I was 19 or 20 in 1999. It was one of our first...
  • Wolfowitz's Wedgwood issue

    Should embattled World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz resign, be fired, or at least be investigated for six-figuring his thinly-credentialed girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, into a cushy U.S. State Department job? If you say yes, look out—former Assistant...
  • Your majesty? Not in America

    THE OXFORD UNION last week staged a most provocative debate, one that might have embarrassed the British monarch. Days before Queen Elizabeth II was scheduled to arrive in the U.S., the debating society considered whether the colonies were even worthy...
  • Scottish nationalists aren't all separatists

    THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH of a pro-independence party in elections for the Scottish Parliament doesn't mean that the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom is about to break away, any more than the triumph of French separatists in Quebec's elections 31...
  • Iraq looms large in Tony Blair's legacy

    ALL POLITICAL careers end in failure, but it is not always the same failure. As British Prime Minister Tony Blair departs, he is deeply unpopular at home but rather respected abroad. Only 22% of British respondents in a recent poll think he can be...
  • Sir Salman's plight

    SALMAN RUSHDIE, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand. Britain is honoring him for what he has written, and as a result, he is again being threatened with death. An Iranian organization has...
  • The case for mistrusting Muslims

    ARRIVING IN BRITAIN by air the day after two men crashed a gasoline-laden Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal at Glasgow's international airport, and a couple of days after two car bombs were discovered in the heart of London, I was surprised by how calm...
  • The problem with partitions

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In the 20th century, the great powers devised a new method for solving entrenched conflicts in faraway countries The tool kit was simple; it required only maps and pens. It appealed because it could be...
  • Fading superpower?

    In Washington these days, people talk a lot about the collapse of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that existed during the Cold War. But however bitter today's disputes are about Iraq or the prosecution of the so-called global war on terrorism,...
  • Turkish pride and The Times

    We've had plenty of cause for celebration lately that we are not bound by Article 301 of the Turkish penal code (which specifies a six-month-to-three year prison sentence for insulting "being a Turk, the Republic or Turkish Grand National Assembly") or...
  • Saving Burma the right way

    Iwas 8 when I experienced my first protests in Burma. It was 1974, and thousands of students and Buddhist monks had taken to the streets, angered by the military government's handling of burial arrangements for my grandfather, U Thant, the former United...
  • The what-might-have-been genre

    Mysteries and thrillers hinge on basic questions: whodunit, whydunit and the dreaded had-I-but-known. Then there's what-might-have-been, which is the domain of thrillers that recount alternate histories. Instead of fashioning chaos out of order in a world...