30 September 2014

The EU’s culture war against the people

Populist movements like UKIP expose the EU’s estrangement from everyday life.

23 September 2014

Academic freedom is a big deal

The pursuit of truth is more important than lecturers’ or students’ feelings.

22 September 2014

The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype

Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.

8 September 2014

Where are the defenders of the Union?

Scottish referendum: our leaders have gone AWOL from the battle of ideas.

3 September 2014

Marital bickering is none of the state’s business

Politicians should butt out of the emotional lives of husbands and wives.

Must-reads from the past week

A Travis-ty of justice

A Travis-ty of justice

Self, Orwell and the English language

Self, Orwell and the English language

20 August 2014

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

18 August 2014

Cliff Richard: the moral annihilation of a celebrity

Justice is the greatest victim of these PR-driven witch-hunts.

8 August 2014

The Great War: the first global jihad?

100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.

5 August 2014

Israel, Gaza and the Jews: a new moral pogrom?

What the return of anti-Semitism reveals about 21st-century society.

23 July 2014

MH17: our generation’s Franz Ferdinand moment?

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