social and political issues
Love, wisdom and wonder: three reasons to celebrate philosophy
Philosophy is born of the very basic human disposition toward asking questions.
India’s war on women turns deadly
Thirteen women have died as a result of the latest mass sterilisation camp.
25 years on, a united Germany mixes success and struggle
Contemporary Germany is legally united but psychologically still divided.
‘White’ identity in a multicultural world
| 04 November 2014 |
Bizarre claims of 'white genocide' in Australia are the result of our increasingly globalised society.
Will gambling be good for Massachusetts?
Across the map, local communities are protesting the global expansion of casinos.
Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.
An intellectual journey: dodging the culture wars, thinking for myself
If we want to find the truth we have to resist the temptation of simply picking a side.
Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.
Dangers for export giants Germany and China
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.
The final dismissal
Gough Whitlam, the charismatic protagonist of Australia's most momentous constitutional crisis, has died at 98.
Looking where Gaudi looked
The architectural genius behind the most extraordinary church in the world was the subject of a recent international congress.
Saving ourselves from Ebola
Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of 'threat' to West
Admirable Nobel decision unlikely to spur India-Pakistan peace
The history of the prize in galvanising peace between acrimonious countries is very discouraging.
Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk
The Turkish government is looking at Iraq and Syria in a way similar to its stance almost a century ago. .
The critical challenge of gender equality
We need to critique the excesses of new social orthodoxies from a considered position.
Scotland’s “no” vote befits a melancholy nationalism
An expatriate British Scot's prediction has proved correct, though it cost him some angst.
Putin strides forward into the 19th Century
Vladimir Putin is not a new Stalin, but he does have the mindset of a Czar.
Doing justice to Ian Paisley
Forgiveness, yes, but the honest recording of memory has its own moral imperative.
The implications of a “yes” vote for Scotland’s independence
Does separation foreshadow the break-up of the nation-state model?
The global citizen without a country?
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.
The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic State
The American strategy in the Middle East is fixed: allow powers in the region to balance against each other. When that fails, intervene.
Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea strategy
It is essential for the US to think in terms of a coherent center of gravity of operations.
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