Why do we bother to vote?
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.
Mandate of the People
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
Yes, Boris, it’s you
If these the times, then this must be the man, what?
What can a brain scan tell us about ourselves?
Can brain scans detect whether we lean politically to the left or to the right?
The religious atheist
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.
Tony Blair’s journey to power
Is this doorstop of a book a record of a journey from principle to pragmatism?
Truth, charity and same-sex marriage
In an effort to extend charity to homosexuals pressing for the right to marry, some Christians are distorting truth.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Is Michael Moore's latest documentary on capitalism sincere or merely clever propaganda?
More to life than GDP
A report prepared for the French government questions the use of GDP as the sole indicator of social progress.
Neo-conservatism: Irving Kristol’s living legacy
| 25 September 2009 |
The godfather of America's neocons has died, but it is too soon to bury his movement.
Tough love just for Africa?
Despite the rhetoric of Western leaders, it appears the West is happy to keep Africa poor to exploit its natural wealth.
Politicians need to inspire passion in education
| 22 September 2009 |
Despite the rhetoric of politicians about education, educationist Sir Kenneth Robinson argues that they overlook the need to inspire the passions of individual students.
Ted Kennedy’s ambiguous legacy
For America’s most famous Catholic, morality and politics had little to do with each other.