entertainment and education
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.
The tactics of the “beautiful game”
Here's your style guide to 30 days of the World Cup
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.
10 life lessons from Navy Seal in charge of bin Laden raid
This may just be the best commencement address ever!
Hopefully, literally, begs the question: the three most annoying misuses in English
Prescriptivist? Grammar fascist? You bet!
Who is running higher education?
The silly season of graduation ceremonies is a touchstone of the state of higher education in the US.
Chaos in Calgary
Like many other places, Alberta's finest university turns a blind eye to binge drinking. It's not a good idea.
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.
Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?
Protecting the first “little platoon”
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.
Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.
Single sex schooling and gender theory
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.
Dumbing down: the new SAT
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.
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.
The fatal dogma which keeps the bullying epidemic afloat
We need more wisdom, not fewer bullies.
Things you can learn from the zombie apocalypse
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Is it a metaphor for our dependence on an increasingly remote and inhuman economic system?
Is digital learning the end of education?
"Every child in front of a screen" sounds smart, but it may not be wise.
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