18 December 2015

ISIS: haunted by sovereignty

At the heart of the Islamic State is a fear of political autonomy.

19 October 2007

The ventriloquist

It is striking the extent to which Bin Laden, celebrity terrorist of the MTV era, speaks through Western dummies rather than in his own voice.

Books 21 September 2007

The ventriloquist

Reading Osama bin Laden’s latest pseudo-literary message to the world, it is striking the extent to which this celebrity terrorist of the MTV era speaks through Western dummies rather than in his own voice.