social and political issues
Student activists have forced Princeton University to repudiate the legacy of Woodrow Wilson.
Neither of nor by the people
The 'image of liberty' in America and the Roman Empire.
How to lose the war on terror
Terrorism is designed to turbo-charge our emotions. We can't give in.
Silvio Berlusconi isn’t a joke – he’s a crashing bore
A new biography surprises its reviewer.
Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad
A new book examines the rise and success of Daesh/ISIS.
Seeking eternal life in a freezer
Kim Suozzi, the young American woman with cancer who froze her head.
How Sweden’s wealth, work and motivation have suffered due to the welfare state.
Will automation free the wage-slave?
What makes a violent extremist?
ISIS videos and hate preachers. Anything else?
‘Everything beautiful is prepared as a sacrifice’
In defence of elitism.
Francis in Bolivia spells out his vision of a true revolution
"We do not love concepts or ideas; we love people."
Europe’s Greek miscalculation
The EU backs itself into a corner.
Is military might enough to defeat ISIS?
Warfare alone can only treat the symptoms.
Faster, faster! How to slow down in an accelerating world
Try losing time with those you love.
An ode to Democracy in America
Why de Tocqueville's masterpiece is still worth reading.
ISIS and the Victim Mentality
Perpetrators of mass violence see themselves as victims.
Public Debt, Political Paralysis, and the West
Government and citizens refuse to face difficult economic choices.
Honesty in politics
Can Britain's new Conservative government live up to the promise of its own manifesto?
Is there a way to execute humanely?
Nothing can guarantee that an execution will not be cruel and unusual.
The punishment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Reasons not to execute the Boston Marathon bomber.
Secrets from an everyday hero’s playbook
Kevin Vickers is a man of peace, but he saved lives by shooting a gunman in Canada's Parliament.
Death penalty derails Indonesia’s legal reform efforts
It has become one of the biggest obstacles in applying international human rights principles.
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