social and political issues
Peter Singer’s cold logic of doing good through philanthropy
A liberal critic savages the famous philosopher's ideas for changing the world
David Brown: the black leader America needs
'We’re asking cops to do too much in this country.'
The social and economic costs of legal abortion
Abortion is the main cause of family breakdown, argues an economist.
The new normal of Aussie politics
Can you spot the pattern?
A free society is a moral achievement
Freedom is not safe space.
Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister
The Conservative contest is cut short.
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.
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