Thought-provoking

Social IssuesThought-provoking

Crackdown in China: it’s time to end the silence on human rights atrocities

(11 minute read)
While the world looks away, atrocities committed by the Chinese Government grow ever-more serious. Benedict Rogers asks readers to confront the horrifying reality of life in modern day China for ethnic and religious minorities.

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HistoryThought-provoking

How do you solve a problem like Marie?

(4 minute read)
Joe Cook opens the curtain of history and discovers some alarming truths about the “Woman of the Millennium”.

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COVID-19Social IssuesThought-provoking

The race to save the planet: can we still win?

(7 minute read)
To save the planet and save lives even the shock drop in emissions caused by the pandemic is not enough. We need a new world economic order, argues Margareth Sembiring.

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COVID-19Thought-provoking

Is a new form of journalism possible in the internet age?

(6 minute read)
Thanks to the internet anyone can be a journalist. But has this really contributed to truth and social cohesion? Ronnie Convery learns from a master communicator that there is a better way forward.

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Life is not that deep: the art of taking offences without taking offence

(7 minute read)
Nana Boatemaa offers a nine step guide to finding inner peace even when wounded by others.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

The underbelly of undernutrition: notes from the field

(6 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh describes his fieldwork in an urban slum for his research into malnutrition in his native India and reports an alarming lack of progress in the battle against hunger and disease.

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#GiveWork, not aid, to the poor: the remarkable legacy of Leila Janah (1982-2020)

(The slow read)
Tulika Bahadur describes the brief but extraordinary life of a woman who insisted that the poor should be empowered, not given donations.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Immoral Pursuits: the authoritarian manipulation of religious and spiritual values

(8 minute read)
History offers all too many examples of authoritarian rulers using religion for their own oppressive ends, argue Tiare Gatti Mora, Laura Magro and Hajra Rehman. It’s time to make a change.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

No going back: confronting the past in Gone with the Wind

(8 minute read)
Should Margaret Mitchell’s ‘racist’ novel be ‘toppled’ along with statues? Alex Osborn proposes a more nuanced approach and considers how slavery can end up enslaving the enslavers.

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HistoryThought-provoking

To be or not to be: the triumph of Logos or why Hamlet was right all along

(11 minuet read)
Can anything really explain everything? Dominic Swords examines a book which thinks it has found the answer.

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