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Alistair Cooke muses on George Bush's election and President Putin's visit to New York.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why the national anthem is more emotive since the 9/11 attack.
In the wake of 9/11, Alistair Cooke remembers introducing Bernstein to Handel's Messiah.
Alistair Cooke discusses the rumour of a potential attack on the San Francisco Bridge.
Racial profiling at airports since 9/11 is an ethical dilemma for Alistair Cooke.
Born in the USA? Alistair Cooke reflects on Al-Qaeda's use of home grown terrorists.
The assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. Plus UN debate on war with Afghanistan.
Extraterrestrial catastrophes remind Alistair Cooke of The Space Guard Project.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the outburst of flag hanging since the 9/11 attacks.
Alistair Cooke reflects on how America is coping after the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Amid scares of anthrax in the post, Alistair Cooke considers the emotional effect of 9/11.
Alistair Cooke reflects on how the September 11th attack has changed the American psyche.
Alistair Cooke reflects on Tony Blair's popularity ratings in America.
Alistair Cooke compares the UK government’s civil rights abuses with those of the USA.
Alistair Cooke recalls Einstein’s warning letter to the US President about nuclear power.
In the 9/11 aftermath, Alistair Cooke reflects on Mayor Giuliani reaction to the attack.
Reactions to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.
A UN convention on racism reminds Alistair Cooke of racism in professional tennis.
Alistair Cooke reflects on President Bush's desire to build a defence missile shield.
Alistair Cooke considers the worldwide pandemic of economic decline.
A coma patient makes Alistair Cooke consider the complex ethics of medical advancement.
A special mixed-couples golf match heightens Alistair Cooke's passion for golf.
Alistair Cooke explores Europe's ignorance of America's long history with the Far East.
Whilst poll ratings stagnate, Alistair Cooke considers George Bush's popularity.
Alistair Cooke weighs up the political and ethical debates surrounding stem cell research.
Whilst Bush takes a vacation, Alistair Cooke considers the private life of the president.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the Independence Day celebrations and the Wimbledon finals.
Alistair Cooke considers the changing social taboos and bigotries over the past 25 years.
Alistair Cooke considers how people alter their politics from a national to a local level.
Alistair Cooke considers President Bush's European policy blueprints.