28th January 2020
When it comes to protecting the rights of minorities and guaranteeing new freedoms, even well-intentioned efforts can have unforeseen consequences. As Bianca Costa Sales points out, history can be a great teacher in this endeavour.
15th January 2020
At a time when many academics were bowing to the Nazi system, Paul Shrimpton describes how a small group of students courageously opposed it.
9th January 2020
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon argues that fundamental differences in opinion need not stop you respecting – and learning from – people with contrary views.
8th January 2020
TV and film adaptations of Jane Austen novels either descend into rom-coms or recreate her characters as modern feminist icons. But Bianca Costa Sales proposes an alternative approach.
6th January 2020
In the western world we take for granted the freedom to practise – or to refuse to practise – religious belief. But as Benedict Rogers explains, in many parts of the planet, such freedom cannot be taken for granted.
3rd December 2019
As the United Kingdom heads for its third general election in four years, Luke Wilkinson considers how the British people can vote virtuously to build a country of character.
2nd December 2019
On the morning of Thursday 18 February 1943 two German students entered the main building of the University of Munich carrying around a thousand anti-Nazi leaflets. Paul Shrimpton in the first of a series on the Scholl siblings.
29th November 2019
The United Kingdom goes to elections on December 12th at a time when national unity is desperately needed but Brexit continues to reveal, and deepen, the bitter divisions in British society. Is this ultimately business as usual in a robust democracy, or evidence of a deeper malaise? Daniel Coyne considers how British democracy lost its way and how it can be restored.
20th November 2019
Barbed wire has been regarded as one of civilisation’s smartest inventions because it clearly defines one’s property. In a market-driven capitalist economy, this property becomes an asset. Prakarsh Singh argues that data is the barbed wire of the future.