Fighting the war at home
Young Ike dreams of joining the army.
Will automation also steal jobs that require intelligence? Part I
There aren’t easy answers.
Why “move fast and break things” doesn’t work in the real world
The real world has no back browser button.
Children facing starvation
Mamo and Dani learn to survive on the streets of an Ethiopian city.
Does modern technology promote pop culture nihilism?
Pop culture nihilism in fashion and movies
Canada’s medical totalitarians
Doctors are at risk of killing against their consciences or of losing their jobs.
Moving in, breaking up
Don't risk relationship satisfaction.
Is European unity built on sand?
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?
Dystopia with a conscience
Charley wants to save lives by killing others.
The mission creep of dignity
Dignity has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.
Did you make any digital resolutions?
New Year's resolutions of a technological kind.
Anti-blasphemy laws? Anti-hate speech laws? Some things to consider before you vote.
Demands for censorship now come from universities. Why?
US Supreme Court to tackle same-sex marriage
We need to know more about the effects of legalisation.
The passing of Google Glass
Drums and cymbals at its birth; a press release at its death.
Does the selfie signal an increase in self-centredness?
Yes, if that were possible.
Pope Francis and ‘soft power’ diplomacy
He doesn’t soft-peddle his approach.
Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.
Japanese Village of the Dolls
Dolls are perfect for filling up a town which has no people.
Europe rediscovers nationalism
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.
When do we become autonomous?
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.
All your kids wanted for Christmas was…
Our pick of the films of 2014
Here are our nominations for the best entertainment of the past year, plus a look at the year's worst.
#TearsForBaga: the mystery of the missing hashtag
Why has the world ignored the massacre of possibly 2000 people in a Nigerian town?
Lessons from Paris
Muslims should use this crisis to prove that being human and being religious are compatible.
Never trust a dictator
Not even a "benevolent" one.