Anelka’s quenelle was part of a much bigger problem.
The late comedian’s unfunny miserablism now rules the world.
Western governments' illiterate, dumbed-down foreign policy is killing Ukraine.
Italian voters have yet again been sidelined by backroom deals in Rome.
Ideological battles have been usurped by petty, bitter clashes over lifestyle.
Must-reads from the past week
50 years ago, America was optimistic about ending poverty. What went wrong?
How the EU both feeds off and further inflames the crisis of democracy.
Some anti-filter campaigners have just as low a view of personal freedom as the anti-smut brigade.
Annoyed, suspicious and made to feel guilty... school kids don't much like NGOs in the classroom.
The genius mathematician should be celebrated for his achievements, not his legal victimisation.