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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.

Truth Overruled

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: book reviews, Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage

The Road to Character

Francis Phillips | 13 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, character, New York Times
A New York Times columnist writes a book about old fashioned virtues.

Please do not kill this Mockingbird

Michael Kirke | 20 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Harper Lee
Despite its rawness, Go Set a Watchman is a literary treasure.

Stalin’s Daughter

Francis Phillips | 13 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, Stalin
How did Svetlana Alliluyeva survive growing up in the monstrous shadow of her father?

Verdict on Chinese organ harvesting: not proven

Alistair Nicholas | 27 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, China, Falun Gong, organ trafficking
Plenty of lurid details, but a dearth of solid proof.

More perspective needed

Andrew Byrne | 19 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, Jesuits, Pope Francis, Vatican
A recent biography of Pope Francis seems unfair and confusing.

A prophetic tale from the Armenian genocide

Michael Cook | 18 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Armenian genocide, book reviews, Turkey
Franz Werfel's classic novel of heroism and tragedy.

Family politics: domestic life under 20th century dictators

Francis Phillips | 08 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, dictatorships, family policy
National portraits of domestic life, devastation and survival 1900 - 1950.

Hilary Mantel and the comet of Calixtus

Basilides Melchischyros | 11 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, historical fiction, Tudor England
The prize-winning novel Wolf Hall tells us more about the 21st Century than the 16th.

What it means to be a conservative

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, conservatism, politics
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.

A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal

Isaiah Berg | 11 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, startups, technology
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.

The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom

Francis Phillips | 23 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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