social and political issues
How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.
The new economics of development: from below, starting with the family
Pouring money in at the top, controlling life at its source, is so last century.
Is European unity built on sand?
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?
Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.
Europe rediscovers nationalism
| 16 January 2015 |
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.
What it means to be a conservative
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.
Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.
Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.
Money to burn - and also to give?
That a billion people enjoyed New Year's Eve fireworks is not much comfort for tens of millions of refugees.
The top 5 events of 2014
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.
Inside the Russian bear
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.
Poverty, the rule of law, and human flourishing
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.
Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.
What ails Europe?
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.
Civic trust and my friend José
The disappearance of 43 Mexican students reminds us that civic trust is a legacy we cannot take for granted.
The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.
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.
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