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Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Francis Phillips | 26 August 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.


The global race to reinvent the state
Nick Spencer | 07 July 2014 |
tags: book reviews, government, political science
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.


Does sex have a purpose?
G. Tracy Mehan III | 07 July 2014 |
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.


Is this the most miserable place on earth?
Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.


A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
Francis Phillips | 11 June 2014 |
tags: book lists
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.


The Fault in Our Stars
Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.


Non-Negotiable
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 May 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, moral relativism, USA
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.


Formative influences
Michael Cook | 06 May 2014 |
tags: book reviews, MercatorNet
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.


Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches
Jack Carrigan | 22 April 2014 |
tags: biography, book reviews, movies
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.


Protecting the first “little platoon”
Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.


Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 |
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.


Through the underworld to transcendence
Michael Kirke | 07 February 2014 |
tags: book reviews, fiction
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.


Should we really treat animals like humans?
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 30 January 2014 |
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.


From Grantham to grandeur
Francis Phillips | 19 January 2014 |
tags: biography, book reviews, Margaret Thatcher, UK
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.


The sinner repents?
Peter Smith | 29 December 2013 |
tags: book reviews, British politics, media, spin doctors
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.


Penelope Fitzgerald: the valiant life of a mother and novelist
Francis Phillips | 19 December 2013 |
tags: biography, book reviews, women writers
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.


Race With the Devil
Francis Phillips | 29 November 2013 |
tags:
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.


Reason should be open to God
Leonard Franchi | 19 November 2013 |
tags: Benedict XVI, book reviews, education, liberal education
Benedict XVI had provocative ideas about the true nature of education.


Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
Francis Phillips | 15 November 2013 |
tags: book reviews, East Germany, World War II
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.


A radical’s road out of Islamist extremism
Jennifer S. Bryson | 12 November 2013 |
tags: book reviews, Islam
Leaving something so powerful and controlling does not happen overnight.


Permanent Present Tense
Francis Phillips | 21 October 2013 |
tags: book reviews, memory, neuroscience
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.


The making of a polemicist
Megan Hodder | 15 October 2013 |
tags: autobiography, book reviews, Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins' memoir of his early years is charming but provides little insight into his later career as the bête noire of religion.


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