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Islam’s empire-building tradition
Francis Phillips | 31 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
The West cannot understand Islam without grasping its historic record of trying to conquer the world for Allah, argues an expert on Middle Eastern affairs.

Is same-sex marriage in the US running out of steam?
Dwight G. Duncan | 29 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
In several states this month, courts handed down decisions which did not favour the cause of social reform. Is a judicial consensus emerging?

Justin Myers | 29 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
This deeply moving story about the fate of widows in 1938 India is a film with universal appeal.

Vaccinating children against cervical cancer
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
Preparing kids for love and marriage just got a lot more complicated.

Teaching adolescents fashion from the inside
Adela Lo Celso and Alegria Duran-Ballen | 26 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
Developing an authentic personal style requires both self knowledge and the education of taste.

Down with Deweyism
| 24 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
A professor of public administration from Georgia takes aim at the patron saint of pragmatism in education and knocks him off his pedestal.

Taiwanese families face up to change
Taijing Wu | 22 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
Western values have been liberating for Taiwan but there is a downside to breaking with the past.

Commandante Ch?vez scrounges for friends
Pedro Dutour | 21 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
Venezuela's president wants to spread a new "Bolivarian revolution" through Latin America,  but the idea is unlikely to catch on.

Conserving our social capital
Francis Phillips | 19 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
Philosopher Roger Scruton argues wisely for the conservation of values but fails to identify clearly how it will be possible.

The meaning of manliness
Matthew Rarey | 14 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, manliness
A Harvard philosopher dares to talk at length about a modern taboo.

Are Chinese doctors harvesting organs from Falun Gong prisoners?
Michael Cook | 13 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
It's like a bad script from a B-grade movie -- thousands of prisoners wait around until a customer appears who wants their organs. Except that it might be true.

The world needs Superman
Guiomar Barbi | 13 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
When his old flame disses the Man of Steel and cynics jeer at his idealism, should he move on to other career opportunities?

Congress on sexuality education inspires optimism
William B Ongsitco | 12 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
A recent gathering in Mexico breathed new life into a vexed issue.

The quest for proactive evolution
Jerry Salyer | 08 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: singularity, transhumanism
"Throw caution to the winds" is the motto of a technology-infatuated group which wants to improve the human race.

Dopey and dysfunctional, but not depraved
Eugene Naughton | 08 July 2006 | FEATURES |  
How high are the standards of American television when The Simpsons is a beacon of moral rectitude for channel surfers?

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