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The heroic life and mysterious disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg

Francis Phillips | 12 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Soviet Union, WW II
A new biography leaves important questions about this WWII hero unanswered.


SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Michael Kirke | 08 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ancient Rome, book reviews, Christianity, history
An exciting history of a great and cruel people


Mei Fong’s ‘One Child’

Shannon Roberts | 25 February 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: book reviews, China, demography, one-child policy, population control


Church of Spies

Francis Phillips | 04 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Hitler, Pope Pius XII
The Pope’s secret war against Hitler.


Jane Austen’s Emma at 200

Camilla Nelson | 25 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Jane Austen
Time has only given this classic novel greater fame.


Adventures in the Book Pages

Francis Phillips | 14 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, religion
A wise and entertaining collection of book reviews and essays.


The Crime and the Silence

Francis Phillips | 04 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: anti-semitism, book reviews, Poland
A Polish-Jewish journalist investigates the Jedwabne pogrom of World War II.


My Life on the Road: a feminist’s journey

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, feminism
Gloria Steinem looks back but avoids the present in her new memoir.


The soul of the West in eclipse

David Daintree | 24 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Chrstianity, secularism
A recent book asserts the primary importance of Christianity in the complex structure that we call Western civilization


Submission: A Novel

Ronnie Smith | 05 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, France, Islam
Michel Houellebecq imagines how an apathetic France becomes a Muslim state.


Doctor still knows best

Michael Cook | 04 November 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, book reviews, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans


A poignant journey into aging

Shannon Roberts | 21 October 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, book reviews, demography


Scandinavian Unexceptionalism

Andrea Mrozek | 15 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Sweden, welfare state
How Sweden’s wealth, work and motivation have suffered due to the welfare state.


Do we live in a new age of barbarism?

Stjepan Mestrovic | 10 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, bullying, sociology
How we rationalise bullying, and destroy social bonds.


Is lying ever justified?

Christopher Kaczor | 10 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, book reviews, ethics of lying
Were the stings which produced the Planned Parenthood baby tissue videos ethical? A new book sheds light on this question.


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