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7500: A likely case of the evil that men do

7500: A month after our 7000th issue, Tony Blair became Prime Minister. Paul Vallely reflects on his record in office

HAMLET had some thoughts on the subject. Certain men, he said, carrying the stamp of one defect, their virtues else, be they as pure as grace, shall in the general censure take corruption from that particular fault.

Literary scholars have drawn from his lines a theory of the tragic flaw of the great Shakespearean heroes. Political ...

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Singing through the tide of change

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Obstacles in the way of neighbourly welcome

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