Social and political issues

social and political issues



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.


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.


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