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Is European unity built on sand?
George Friedman | 21 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?

Dystopia with a conscience
Jennifer Minicus | 20 January 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: dystopia
Charley wants to save lives by killing others.

The mission creep of dignity
Mark Regnerus | 20 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: dignity, sociology
Dignity has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.

Did you make any digital resolutions?
Tamara Rajakariar | 20 January 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: digital media, resolutions, social networks
New Year's resolutions of a technological kind.

Anti-blasphemy laws? Anti-hate speech laws? Some things to consider before you vote.
Denyse O'Leary | 19 January 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: civil rights, free speech, hate speech
Demands for censorship now come from universities. Why?

US Supreme Court to tackle same-sex marriage
Michael Cook | 19 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
We need to know more about the effects of legalisation.

The passing of Google Glass
Karl D. Stephan | 19 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Google, technology
Drums and cymbals at its birth; a press release at its death.

Does the selfie signal an increase in self-centredness?
Denyse O'Leary | 18 January 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, narcissism, Twitter
Yes, if that were possible.

Pope Francis and ‘soft power’ diplomacy
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 January 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, freedom of expression, human rights, Pope Francis, religious liberty, soft diplomacy, tolerance, violent extremism
He doesn’t soft-peddle his approach.

Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.

Japanese Village of the Dolls
Marcus Roberts | 16 January 2015 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Japan, population ageing, population decline
Dolls are perfect for filling up a town which has no people.

Europe rediscovers nationalism
Stratfor | 16 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, immigration, nationalism
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.

When do we become autonomous?
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, medical treatment, minors
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.

All your kids wanted for Christmas was…
Tamara Rajakariar | 16 January 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas spirit, parenting

Our pick of the films of 2014
Michael Cook | 15 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2014, best of, films, lists
Here are our nominations for the best entertainment of the past year, plus a look at the year's worst.

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