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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.


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.


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