12 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: is Islam to blame?

Jihadism is the product of something far more complex than religion alone.

9 January 2015

Paris and beyond: Europe is at war with itself

What lies behind the so-called Islamisation of Europe.

23 December 2014

The year the Culture Wars went global

Turning geopolitics into a battlefield over values is a really bad idea.

16 December 2014

The myth of a slavery epidemic

Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.

1 December 2014

The question no one can answer: What does it mean to be British?

How can we teach British values to kids if we don’t know what British values are?

26 November 2014

The three faces of censorship

From the academy to politics, intolerance is back in fashion.

10 November 2014

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it

Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.

7 November 2014

No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser

It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.

4 November 2014

Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth

A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.

13 October 2014

It will take more than an oath to improve our schools

Making teachers swear loyalty to their profession won’t repair their authority.