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Our pick of the films of 2008
Michael Cook | 31 December 2008 |
tags: best of, film reviews, listsOne of the most perilous assignments of editors is compiling lists of the year’s best films. But we’re tough and prepared to take risks. Comments, please!
Titanic China has an appointment with an iceberg
Constance Kong | 30 December 2008 |
tags:The headlines proclaim China's growing financial power. But its ageing population may scupper its ambitions.
Why Hindu extremists target Christians
Augustine Kanjamala | 26 December 2008 |
tags:A militant school of Hindu thought which despises Islam and Christianity as alien creeds is growing in strength in India.
The deeper truth about Deep Throat
George Friedman | 23 December 2008 |
tags:The FBI agent who leaked information about Watergate to the Washington Post and helped to destroy Richard Nixon was a master manipulator.
An indulgence of adult desires
Brigitte Pellerin | 22 December 2008 |
tags: IVF, motherhood, surrogacySurrogate motherhood isn't about forming families; it is about satisfying adult desires.
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 December 2008 |
What’s the matter with Greece?
Daniel Proussalidis | 20 December 2008 |
tags:The riots in Athens and across Greece have nothing to do with "alienated youth" and everything to do with a society in decline.
Are Hope and Change tainted before Obama is even sworn in?
John Robson | 20 December 2008 |
tags:Historian John Robson says Barack Obama is hardly the first president or president-elect to brush with scandal - real or imagined.
The peak of deception
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 18 December 2008 |
tags:The racket perpetrated by Bernie Madoff may be the biggest so far, but it certainly won't be the last.
Defending the family with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Don Browning | 18 December 2008 |
tags:Sixty years after it was adopted by the United Nations, the Declaration is still a robust shield for the family.
Better than human
Michael Cook | 17 December 2008 |
tags: neuroscience, transhumanismWhy is the world's most prestigious science journal peddling the snake oil of cognition-enhancing drugs?
So what do we call it?
Brian Lilley | 17 December 2008 |
tags:A Menorah is not a candelabra, a Christmas tree is well, a Christmas tree.
The Filipino whose fists stop wars
Zen Udani | 17 December 2008 |
tags:"Don't tell God you have a big problem. Tell your problem you have a big God,” champ tells fans.
Who cares about third world mothers?
Robert Walley | 16 December 2008 |
tags:The hidden scandal of unsafe childbirth and the hope that a new professional initiative is bringing to mothers.
The school agenda
Michelle Martin | 13 December 2008 |
tags:Do they want me to go to the office every day when my kids are adults so that I can sign them on?