Tuesday 1 September 2009
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Beslan is preparing to mark the fifth anniversary of the school siege tragedy in which more than 1000 hostages were taken. Three hundred and thirty four people, including 186 children, died. Chechen militants took control of the school in North Ossetia for three days before Russian forces stormed the building. Ewa Ewart, who directed the documentary Children of Beslan in the months immediately after the attack, has returned to Beslan for Newsnight. Tonight we'll be showing her powerful film which reveals how the children have struggled to make sense of the attacks and how they are still traumatised by the events of five years ago. Read more about that story here.
Documents relating to the release of the Lockerbie bomber are due to be published by the UK and Scottish governments. Was Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi used as a pawn in UK/Libyan discussions?
Plus, is Keynes still relevant today? Recent arguments about the deficit and public spending in the UK suggests that the question is central to our understanding of the recession. Tonight we'll be joined in the studio by author and professor of political economy, Robert Skidelsky, who advocates that adopting reforms based on the British economist John Maynard Keynes' explanation for the cause of the Great Depression should be central to our strategy for economic recovery. And our Economics Editor Paul Mason will be explaining why there has been a resurgence in Keynesian thought in the current economic climate.
Do join Jeremy for all that and more at 10.30pm on BBC Two.