Social and political issues

social and political issues



Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 June 2016
tags: Brexit, family values
How Britannia can once more rule the wave.


Is it ethical to pay ransoms?
Margaret Somerville | 15 June 2016
tags: Canada, Philippines, ransoms, terrorism
Two Canadian men have been beheaded after the government refused to pay ransoms to Filipino terrorists.


Who owns the horror?
Zac Alstin | 14 June 2016
tags: homosexuality, Islamic terrorism, mass shootings, massacres, United States
49 innocent people have died. Why is the tragedy dividing the nation instead of uniting it?


The origins of Jihadism in Europe
Michele Brignone | 09 June 2016
tags: Islam, jihadi youths, nihilism
The French debate the nature of extremist militancy.


What Enlightenment thinkers would have made of Donald Trump
Anna Plassart | 08 June 2016
tags: demagoguery, democracy, Donald Trump, Enlightenment
18th Century thinkers had grave fears about the seductive pull of demagogues


Meanwhile, outside the school bathroom…
Carolyn Moynihan | 25 May 2016
tags: black America, men, unemployment
…millions of boys are preparing for unemployment and prison. Who cares?


Radicalisation, a weasel word that lets young jihadists off the hook
Ken MacIntosh | 05 April 2016
tags: jihadi youths, radicalism, responsibility
People cannot just 'fall' into terrorism; they have to jump.


Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and ‘hemispatial neglect’
Barbara Kay | 16 March 2016
tags: ideology, Mao Tse-Tung, universities
Naming a scholarship after Mao is an ideological disorder.


Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court
Brian Fitzpatrick | 29 February 2016
tags: Antonin Scalia, judicial activism, originalism, textualism, US Supreme Court
He was a powerful spokesman for the movement against judicial activism.


Trump: a Frankenstein of the Republican Party’s making
Liam Kennedy | 29 January 2016
tags: Donald Trump, GOP presidential field, Republicans
Can the GOP recover?


Flint’s water crisis is a blatant example of environmental injustice
Robert D. Bullard | 28 January 2016
tags:
Is dirty water good enough for poor and coloured Americans?


Militant suffragettes: morally justified, or just terrorists?
Janna Thompson | 18 January 2016
tags: democracy, Suffragettes, terrorism
Destroying property is hardly the way to show you are fit to govern.


Why did terror hit Jakarta’s streets?
Noor Huda Ismail | 15 January 2016
tags: Indonesia, ISIS, radical Islam
And what happens next?


#SOTU marks the end of the magic
Michael Cook | 14 January 2016
tags: Barack Obama, rhetoric, same-sex marriage, State of the Union address
More respect and less rancour? Start with yourself, Mr President.


Diagnosing the American illness
Justin Dyer | 07 January 2016
tags: American politics, Keynsian economics, Obama
What will politics look like after Obama?


Are these horrific mass killings really happening ‘daily’?
Robert Hutchinson | 07 December 2015
tags: mass shootings, statistics
Before panicking, look at the facts.


Do more guns mean fewer shootings?
Frederic Lemieux | 04 December 2015
tags: gun control, mass shootings
A criminologist debunks gun violence myths.


Abortion, guns and crazy loners: a toxic mix
Carolyn Moynihan | 01 December 2015
tags: abortion, mass shootings, Planned Parenthood, rampage shooting
Would this madness have happened if Planned Parenthood's only business was saving lives?


Sandblasting history
Michael Cook | 27 November 2015
tags: history, Princeton University, progressivism, racism, Woodrow Wilson
Student activists have forced Princeton University to repudiate the legacy of Woodrow Wilson.


Neither of nor by the people
Steven Smith | 27 November 2015
tags: constitutional rights, Liberty, Roman Empire
The 'image of liberty' in America and the Roman Empire.


How to lose the war on terror
Daniel Baldino | 23 November 2015
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, moral panic, terrorism
Terrorism is designed to turbo-charge our emotions. We can't give in.


Silvio Berlusconi isn’t a joke – he’s a crashing bore
John Foot | 30 October 2015
tags: Berlusconi, Italy, politicians
A new biography surprises its reviewer.


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