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The Death of Captain Cook
Francis Phillips | 31 October 2008 |
tags:The famed explorer ended his days in a violent scuffle in the surf of a Hawaiian beach. Was he an imperial hero or a ruthless colonialist?
The rights and wrongs of privacy
Janet E Smith | 31 October 2008 |
tags:How did ‘privacy’ come to cover a multitude of sins? A philosopher explains.
Has the time come to dump free markets?
Oskari Juurikkala | 30 October 2008 |
tags:It's tempting to blame the current financial crisis on the free market economy. But it's wrong.
Horrors, it’s Halloween again
Luisa Cotta Ramosino | 30 October 2008 |
tags:Be afraid. Be very afraid. It could be good for you.
Political science: voting by neurons
Denyse O'Leary | 29 October 2008 |
tags:Casting your ballot comes down to your brain going ‘ding, ding, ding - this person is just like me’, according to junk science.
The return of the nation-state
George Friedman | 29 October 2008 |
tags:Recent events show that in times of crisis, multilateralism runs second-best.
Advances in stem cell research
Derek Miedema | 28 October 2008 |
tags:Is choosing between good science and good ethics a thing of the past?
Barack Obama, meet Mr Jackson
John Robson | 24 October 2008 |
tags:The real challenge for Barack Obama no longer seems to be winning the election, but ensuring those middle Americans that will assure his win, stay onside.
Political science: the messy room
Denyse O'Leary | 24 October 2008 |
tags:Junk science about voting is floating around and you might bump into some this election.
Don’t expand NATO
Benjamin H. Friedman and Justin Logan | 24 October 2008 |
tags:US President George W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are pushing NATO to accept Georgia and Ukraine as members. Two CATO Institute scholars say that is a bad idea.
Not your father’s Levi’s
Barbara Lilley | 23 October 2008 |
tags:The world jean giant is hardly alone but Levi Strauss is leading the charge in a new raunchy ad campaign that goes one step beyond.
Freedom is a no-brainer
Andrew Mullins | 23 October 2008 |
tags:Modern science has made great strides in knowledge of the brain. But our brains are not us.
The Filipino front in the culture wars
Rosa Linda Valenzona | 21 October 2008 |
Permissive laws, permissive behaviour
Trayce L. Hansen Ph.D. | 21 October 2008 |
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriageThe research shows that legalising same-sex marriage will increase prevalence of homosexuality, says a psychologist
Towards World Economy 2.0
George Friedman and Peter Zeihan | 21 October 2008 |
tags:Americans are sure to resist a European call to defer to an international economic bureaucracy in December's global summit.