Social and political issues

social and political issues



How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election
Alun Wyburn-Powell | 23 January 2015 |
tags: history, Winston Churchill
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.


The new economics of development: from below, starting with the family
Maria Sophia Aguirre | 22 January 2015 |
tags: development economics, family values
Pouring money in at the top, controlling life at its source, is so last century.


Is European unity built on sand?
George Friedman | 21 January 2015 |
tags: European Union
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?


Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015 |
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.


Europe rediscovers nationalism
Stratfor | 16 January 2015 |
tags: European Union, immigration, nationalism
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
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 January 2015 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, politics
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.


Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
Alistair Nicholas | 13 January 2015 |
tags: futurists, Stratfor
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.


Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Zac Alstin | 09 January 2015 |
tags: Charlie Hebdo, free speech, Jihadists
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.


Money to burn - and also to give?
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 January 2015 |
tags: charitable aid, Ebola epidemic, refugees
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
George Friedman | 31 December 2014 |
tags: 2014, Stratfor
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.


Papal peacemakers
Andrew Liaugminas and Sheila Liaugminas | 18 December 2014 |
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.


Inside the Russian bear
George Friedman | 17 December 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
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
Samuel Gregg | 08 December 2014 |
tags: human dignity, poverty, rule of law
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.


Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
George Friedman | 03 December 2014 |
tags: international affairs, strategic intelligence, Stratfor
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.


What ails Europe?
Margriet Krijtenburg | 01 December 2014 |
tags: Christianity, European identity, European Union, Pope Francis
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.


Civic trust and my friend José
Ryan Shinkel | 28 November 2014 |
tags: civic trust, corruption, Mexico
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
George Friedman | 26 November 2014 |
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, terrorism, Turkey
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
Matthew Beard | 21 November 2014 |
tags: philosophy
Philosophy is born of the very basic human disposition toward asking questions.


India’s war on women turns deadly
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 November 2014 |
tags: India, population control, sterilisation camps
Thirteen women have died as a result of the latest mass sterilisation camp.


25 years on, a united Germany mixes success and struggle
Daniel Hough | 12 November 2014 |
tags: Berlin Wall, Germany
Contemporary Germany is legally united but psychologically still divided.


‘White’ identity in a multicultural world
Zac Alstin | 04 November 2014 |
tags: Australia, genocide, racism
Bizarre claims of 'white genocide' in Australia are the result of our increasingly globalised society.


Will gambling be good for Massachusetts?
Gerda Reith | 04 November 2014 |
tags:
Across the map, local communities are protesting the global expansion of casinos.


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