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Contents 44 24 FEATURES
24 Saint or Sinner?
On 20th January Barack Obama becomes the next president of the USA, but already he’s mired in a political scandal. IAN WISHART backgrounds the transition dramas unfolding around Obama
32 Unauthorised Biography
The news media have painted one portrait of Barack Obama, but it’s not the only one, TREVOR LOUDON details the people who’ve inspired and mentored Obama, and finds they’re a collection of hard-left radicals
46 Barbarians at the Gates
Crime may be out of control in New Zealand, but in Britain the savagery of youth crime is shocking and suggests something is seriously sick in our modern liberal outlook. HAL G.P. COLEBATCH reports on a civilisational crisis facing the UK, and those who follow not far behind
54 A Bond of Brothers
For eighty years they lived just six blocks apart. One even visited the other’s home once. But neither ever realised they were brothers, until a chance discovery just a few months ago. DON TERRY has the heartwarming story of one man’s quest for his roots
60 Forgive Us Our Debt
If there’s one way out of the world economic crisis, it’s cash. SIMON GEMMILL describes his own journey of personal economic discovery Cover: NZPA
Editorial and opinion 06 Focal Point
Volume 9, issue 96, ISSN 1175-1290
The roar of the crowd
16 Simply Devine
Miranda Devine on red tape
18 Mark Steyn On Muslim silence
20 Eyes Right
Richard Prosser on the new regime
22 Line 1
Chris Carter on Dick Turpin’s theory
Lifestyle 64 Money
Amy Brooke on parent power
68 Science Mercury rising
70 Technology Surveillance society
Chris Forster wraps up 08
Kids and antidepressants
Mums and antidepressants
The lost elegance of Laos
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