Issue 214 of SOCIALIST REVIEW Published December 1997 Copyright Socialist Review

Contents

NOTES OF THE MONTH
Editorial, Labour's broken promises, Egypt, the US and Iraq

FEATURES

A painful peace
An eyewitness report from Palestine by Sabby Sagall

Do the Tigers face extinction?
Chris Harman looks at the troubles of the Asian Tigers and whether the economic problems in the Far East can spread to the rest of the world

Hurting, not helping
How Third World 'aid' has exactly the opposite effect, by Clare Fermont

In god we trust?
The origins of Christianity and its social significance explained by Paul McGarr

The search for new frontiers
Tim Sanders examines Robert Hughes' new book on the history of American art

Path of least resistance
The trial of a top civil servant in France has raised many questions about wartime collaboration says Gareth Jenkins

Workers' playtime
Tom Behan on the life and work of Italy's left wing dramatist Dario Fo

Winter's tales
Our writers suggest Christmas reading and Paul Foot says there's only one place to buy the books

REGULARS

Letter from the US: death row
Reviews
Letters
Why I became a socialist:Maria Styllou
The big picture: On the Waterfront
Stack on the back

Editor Lindsey German. Assisted by Gareth Jenkins, Dave Beecham, Paul Foot, Clare Fermont Pat Stack, Margot Hill, Sabby Sagall, Judith Orr, Peter Morgan, John Parrington. Business Peter Morgan and Judith Orr. Reviews Peter Morgan.

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