D.D. Guttenplan, who writes from The Nation's London bureau, is the author of American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Britain's incoming prime minister inherits a country transformed almost beyond recognition.
Friends in the States seemed to assume that this was London's 9/11--it wasn't.
The Israeli university boycott and its subsequent reversal could have been avoided.
Labour's big tent is shrinking.
To an American, Europe is a cautionary tale.
D.D. Guttenplan would like to thank Glenda Jackson MP for her assistance in gaining admission to the Labour Party Conference.
Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.
Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States.
In the end, Tony Blair had nothing to fear but fear itself. As the
Labour Party assembled for its annual conference here on Britain's
Yiddish Riviera, the news looked grim.
With its daily dominance of the headlines and a stellar cast from the
worlds of government, secret intelligence and the media, the Hutton
inquiry, playing here until the end of the month, is ea