23 July 2014

MH17: our generation’s Franz Ferdinand moment?

Yes, there are similarities between July 2014 and July 1914 – but differences, too.

9 July 2014

NSPCC: not in the best interests of the child

Making reporting of child abuse mandatory will not help children.

1 July 2014

‘Jihad cool’: an Islamist version of Occupy

The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.

27 June 2014

Franz Ferdinand: the killing that changed everything?

It's too simplistic to say Ferdinand's assassination caused the Great War.

20 June 2014

Nudge: a war on moral judgement

Cass Sunstein’s latest combines banal insight with pernicious intent.

10 June 2014

‘Trojan horse’ schools – built in Westminster

The DfE has long urged parental involvement in schools - here's the result.

2 June 2014

It’s just not true that racism is on the rise

Racist ideology has been crushed, yet our society sees racism everywhere.

30 May 2014

Keep the emotion police out of family life

The dangers behind the NSPCC’s campaign to criminalise ‘emotional abuse’.

27 May 2014

Stop pathologising people who vote for Eurosceptic parties

They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.

20 May 2014

RIP Gabriel Kolko, a true free thinker

Why Kolko's work stirred the minds of my Sixties generation.