23 February 2015

An ominous pilgrimage to Syria: what made them go?

Blaming jihadist ‘groomers’ for warping young Brits’ minds is a moral copout.

19 February 2015

After Copenhagen: resist the empire of offence

The biggest threat to free and open debate is the fear of giving offence.

9 February 2015

Six lessons from the Charlie Hebdo massacre

One month on, the post-massacre love for free speech is withering.

30 January 2015

The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in

My mother would have recognised but not understood this depiction of Ravensbrück.

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.