social and political issues
Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture
How Britannia can once more rule the wave.
Is it ethical to pay ransoms?
Two Canadian men have been beheaded after the government refused to pay ransoms to Filipino terrorists.
Who owns the horror?
49 innocent people have died. Why is the tragedy dividing the nation instead of uniting it?
The origins of Jihadism in Europe
The French debate the nature of extremist militancy.
What Enlightenment thinkers would have made of Donald Trump
18th Century thinkers had grave fears about the seductive pull of demagogues
Meanwhile, outside the school bathroom…
…millions of boys are preparing for unemployment and prison. Who cares?
Radicalisation, a weasel word that lets young jihadists off the hook
People cannot just 'fall' into terrorism; they have to jump.
Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and ‘hemispatial neglect’
Naming a scholarship after Mao is an ideological disorder.
Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court
He was a powerful spokesman for the movement against judicial activism.
Trump: a Frankenstein of the Republican Party’s making
Can the GOP recover?
Flint’s water crisis is a blatant example of environmental injustice
Is dirty water good enough for poor and coloured Americans?
Militant suffragettes: morally justified, or just terrorists?
Destroying property is hardly the way to show you are fit to govern.
Why did terror hit Jakarta’s streets?
And what happens next?
#SOTU marks the end of the magic
More respect and less rancour? Start with yourself, Mr President.
Diagnosing the American illness
What will politics look like after Obama?
Are these horrific mass killings really happening ‘daily’?
Before panicking, look at the facts.
Do more guns mean fewer shootings?
A criminologist debunks gun violence myths.
Abortion, guns and crazy loners: a toxic mix
Would this madness have happened if Planned Parenthood's only business was saving lives?
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.
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