Social Issues

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The walls are crumbling … but oh so slowly

(7 minute read) Tribal enmity still stalks the streets of Northern Ireland, but Maddy Fry finds signs of a less fraught future on the horizon.

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A first-time father in a post-pandemic world

(2 minute read) Luca La Monica laments the lack of support for new dads.

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The essential right to be objectionable

(7 minute read) Edward Kendall urges an examination of conscience to establish whether we are really as open-minded as we like to think we are.

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Rewriting the history books

(7 minute read) Maddy Fry examines how the efforts of a little known group of women have contributed to keeping racism alive in the southern US.

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Tribalism alert

(3 minute read) Dennis Relojo-Howell looks at how the cancer of tribalism is weakening our democracy, our harmony and our humanity.

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Where is the international outrage as Myanmar burns?

(4 minute read) World leaders are silent or impotent as barbaric generals lead the country to a humanitarian catastrophe, says Benedict Rogers.

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Painting the unseen

(4 minute read) Lisa Fraser meets artist James Earley whose portraits of people living on the edge of society are making waves.

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Hands off our GIFs!

(3 minute read) Jason Reed exposes the problem with too much regulation of the internet.

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Pope Francis and COP26: does it matter?

(4 minute read) Margareth Sembiring examines what to expect from the UN’s climate change conference and what impact the Pope’s message could have if it is taken seriously.

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Why do Americans never take holidays?

(6 minute read) Monica Sharp examines the unhealthy work ethic which diminishes quality of life in the US.

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