In the magazine this month

January/February 2016

Liberalism is a two-faced creed. It can mean that you believe in individual freedom and abhor every variety of prejudice, including the prejudice that allows men to shoot journalists dead for producing a magazine they disapprove of.  Or it can mean that you go to such lengths to take account of your enemy’s opinions you become indistinguishable from him.
After the massacres in Paris on November 13, the US Secretary of State John Kerry made a statement so disgraceful you had to read it, rub your eyes, and read it again to comprehend the extent of his folly: “There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” Kerry began in the laboured English of an over-promoted middle manager.
JULIE BINDEL
The clash between secularists and cultural relativists is forcing feminists to take sides — at the risk of accusations of Islamophobia
AMIR TAHERI
IS is just the latest in a long line of Islamist terror groups to attack France. But a study of military history shows how it can be destroyed
LAETITIA STRAUCH-BONART
My country has been let down by its leaders. The French problem is intractable, but the fightback must begin with enforcing the rule of law  
 
DOUGLAS MURRAY
How many more atrocities must Western societies endure before the question of what to do about radical Islam is taken seriously?
MARYAM AHMED
As a young, liberal British Muslim woman, I am tired of bureaucratic waffle. It is time for the government to get serious about radicalisation
JONATHAN NEUMANN
The BDS movement is the latest phase in the history of anti-Jewish prejudice but the backlash against its pernicious influence has begun
 
ANDREW GIMSON
The paradox of British democracy is that our unelected monarch safeguards our liberties better than an elected politician ever could
MICHAEL PINTO-DUSCHINSKY
Our political system is being weakened by inaccurate voting registers, ‘shared’ sovereignty and unaccountable international organisations
PATRICK HEREN
COP21 promised utopia but delivered little. Developing countries need cheap energy, not handouts that will be lost to corruption