Lasting impressions of Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013
May he rest in peace, and his ideals not be forgotten.
Burying Thatcher: why celebrating death is still wrong
Our dealings with the dead are just as ethically governed as our dealings with the living.
A conviction politician
A political opponent pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher's character while questioning her social policies.
A sense of purpose
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.
She served her country well
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.
Bracingly liberal views
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the grand old man of political correctness, died earlier this month.
“I am very happy now”
MercatorNet's book reviewer describes the good death of a dear brother.
Requiem for a truth-teller
Historian Eugene Genovese was a teller of truth, even when the truth to be told was ugly, embarrassing, humiliating.
Vale, Ray Bradbury
Novelist. Poet. Visionary. America's best-loved science fiction writer was also a kindly mentor.
Just one hitch with all those eulogies
Who was the greater public intellectual, Christopher Hitchens or Vaclav Havel?
Two women of character
War heroines and committed professionals are both necessary to civilisation.
A perfect gentleman
Otto von Habsburg, son of Austria’s last emperor and champion of European unity, has died.
A victory for truth: the life of Bernard Nathanson
An unlikely hero of human dignity died this week, a doctor who once performed thousands of abortions.
J D Salinger’s American Dream
A quest for authenticity that turned prolonged immaturity into an ideal.
Mary Daly, feminist orphan
One of the most radical foes of patriarchy has died, apparently still estranged from God the Father.