War analysed

Always excellent David Walker opens the new series of BBC Radio 4’s Analysis with a subtle look at our definition of the national interest in the context of the planned attack on Iraq.

He talks to: Lord Owen, Lord Skidelsky, Professor Philip Bobbitt, Professor David Coleman and Professor Paul Hirst. You can listen to the show until next Thursday evening (13 March) here. Warning: if you haven’t made up your mind about the war yet, this programme won’t help. If you’d like some provocative material for your next row about it, there’s plenty here.

While we’re talking about Analysis, isn’t this programme the perfect candidate for a permanent archive of audio files? Could it hurt anyone to keep a whole series (or even more) online at a time? Taking down a programme of this quality just because the next one’s come along seems crazy.

Categorized as Iraq