Few people escaped war and its ravages entirely. But the peace movement still made a difference, believes Dorothy Thompson.
Pre-millennial blues are understandable given the state we're in, says Eduardo Galleano. But there's plenty of hope of redemption out there if only you will look.
Come ouf from under that desk, barks cartoonist P J Polyp - this is what we've all been waiting for, this is... The Exponential Century.
Chris Brazier writes a postscript for the twentieth century - and burrows into the gaping cracks in the new world order.
Chronicle of 1998
An alternative view of the year's events, with special features on Indonesia, weather, the Middle East, international justice, DR Congo, Iraq and alternative prizewinners.