Social and political issues

social and political issues

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.

Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad
Peter Smith | 14 October 2015
tags: ISIS, Syria conflict, terrorism
A new book examines the rise and success of Daesh/ISIS.

Seeking eternal life in a freezer
Michael Cook | 17 September 2015
tags: bioethics, cryonics, eternal life, immortality
Kim Suozzi, the young American woman with cancer who froze her head.

Scandinavian Unexceptionalism
Andrea Mrozek | 15 September 2015
tags: book reviews, Sweden, welfare state
How Sweden’s wealth, work and motivation have suffered due to the welfare state.

Job insecurity
Zac Alstin | 01 September 2015
tags: automation, economy, employment
Will automation free the wage-slave?

What makes a violent extremist?
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 July 2015
tags: family breakdown, ISIS, shootings, terrorism
ISIS videos and hate preachers. Anything else?

‘Everything beautiful is prepared as a sacrifice’
Roger Scruton | 17 July 2015
tags: democracy, elitism, minorities
In defence of elitism.

Francis in Bolivia spells out his vision of a true revolution
Austen Ivereigh | 13 July 2015
tags: Latin America, Pope Francis, poverty
"We do not love concepts or ideas; we love people."

Europe’s Greek miscalculation
George Friedman | 08 July 2015
tags: European Union, Greece, Grexit
The EU backs itself into a corner.

Is military might enough to defeat ISIS?
David Alpher | 07 July 2015
tags: ISIS, terrorism, warfare
Warfare alone can only treat the symptoms.

Faster, faster! How to slow down in an accelerating world
Massimo Introvigne | 06 July 2015
tags: religion, sociology, time management
Try losing time with those you love.

An ode to Democracy in America
John Keane | 06 July 2015
tags: Alexis de Tocqueville, democracy
Why de Tocqueville's masterpiece is still worth reading.

ISIS and the Victim Mentality
Izzy Kalman | 03 July 2015
tags: bullying, ISIS, victims, violence
Perpetrators of mass violence see themselves as victims.

Public Debt, Political Paralysis, and the West
Samuel Gregg | 02 July 2015
tags: debt, economics
Government and citizens refuse to face difficult economic choices.

Honesty in politics
Peter Smith | 27 May 2015
tags: British politics, conservatives
Can Britain's new Conservative government live up to the promise of its own manifesto?

Is there a way to execute humanely?
Zac Alstin | 21 May 2015
tags: execution, guillotine, lethal injection
Nothing can guarantee that an execution will not be cruel and unusual.

The punishment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 May 2015
tags: Boston Marathon bombings, death penalty
Reasons not to execute the Boston Marathon bomber.

Secrets from an everyday hero’s playbook
Rachel Ottenbreit | 14 May 2015
tags: Canada, heroes, shootings
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
Asmin Fransiska | 29 April 2015
tags: death penalty, Indonesia, war on drugs
It has become one of the biggest obstacles in applying international human rights principles.

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