human rights issues
Tolkien and the machine
To Tolkien, the machine represents the lust for power over others.
Is more blasphemy the best response?
Awful as the Paris massacre is, does it really mean that we ought to blaspheme more?
2014: the year of international surrogacy
The world needs to act now to protect a whole generation of children from being exploited.
Mark Regnerus: Dignitarian of the Year
Against vehement opposition, he has courageously defended the intact biological family as the best place to raise children.
The 2014 dignitarian awards
MercatorNet's five nominees for "Dignitarian of the Year".
Two cultures, one demeaning attitude to women
It takes a village to support female circumcision. The same for abortion.
Unborn babies are “organisms” says a British court
A girl suffering fetal alcohol syndrome is refused compensation to help with her care.
Thanksgiving and Puritan geopolitics in the New World
| 27 November 2014 |
Puritan settlements in New England were part of a grand strategy for controlling the wealth of the Americas.
Is Obama’s immigration plan reasonable?
Executive authority on immigration has bipartisan precedents.
Men of blood and iron
700 years ago a Christian counterpart to ISIS emerged in Europe.
Freedom in the scales on the Western side of the Wall
There are battles to be fought in the countries which won the Cold War.
Children in care: Australia’s adoption challenge
A rethink of adoption would help thousands of children in foster care, among others, says a new report.
Life to the full: the dangers of material wealth and spiritual poverty
In helping developing countries, we must remember that human welfare cannot be reduced to a rising GDP.
Surrogacy: a global trade in women’s bodies
Sweden’s leading feminist lobby regards surrogate motherhood as a revival of serfdom for women.
How we justify a market in children
Third-party reproduction inexorably leads to violations of human rights.
Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.
Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.
On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.
Mothers in shackles
It’s not only in Sudanese prisons that women give birth chained.
Brown v. Board of Education turns sixty
The new world of civil rights turns the old one on its head.
Will Joe Biden stop the tide of child “refugees”?
The flood of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala is partly America's own doing.
New data shows drones killed hundreds of Pakistani civilians
There is a heavy humanitarian cost to US strikes.
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