The global race to reinvent the state
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.
Does sex have a purpose?
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.
Is this the most miserable place on earth?
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.
A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.
The Fault in Our Stars
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.
Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.
Protecting the first “little platoon”
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
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.
Through the underworld to transcendence
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.
Should we really treat animals like humans?
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.
From Grantham to grandeur
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.
The sinner repents?
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
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.
Race With the Devil
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.
Reason should be open to God
Benedict XVI had provocative ideas about the true nature of education.
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.
A radical’s road out of Islamist extremism
Leaving something so powerful and controlling does not happen overnight.
Permanent Present Tense
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.
The making of a polemicist
Richard Dawkins' memoir of his early years is charming but provides little insight into his later career as the bête noire of religion.
The world’s most famous physicist tells his own story
Stephen Hawking's autobiography is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the achievements of a cultural icon.
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