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Thursday, 5 October, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 5 Oct 06, 07:01 PM

straw_203.jpgJack Straw causes controversy by asking Muslim women if they would remove their veils when visiting his constituency surgery; the “wonder drug” for treating blindness that still hasn’t been licensed to treat eye disease; the J Curve; and Nicaragua.

Comment on Thursday’s programme here.

The J Curve - by Ian Bremmer

  • Newsnight
  • 5 Oct 06, 06:37 PM

jcurve_203.jpgThe J Curve is an attempt to sum up in one simple graph what is arguably the world's most pressing geopolitical challenge: how to turn authoritarian regimes into stable, open democracies.

In Thursday’s programme Paul Mason tests out the curve and we talk to the book’s author Ian Bremmer.

Read extracts from The J Curve here and post your comments and reviews below.

A hidden hand?

  • Newsnight
  • 5 Oct 06, 03:04 PM

blog_203.jpgIncredibly, nearly 1200 viewers have now commented on our item about Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion, breaking all records. We had a spooky moment yesterday when the steadily rising numbers suddenly stopped. Had everyone who wanted to leave their comment finally done so? The number at which the clock stopped? 1,111. Intelligent design sceptics breathed a sigh of relief as a few hours later the numbers started to climb chaotically again - last count 1163.

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