In the magazine this month

June 2008

While America prepares for the next wave of terrorist attacks, Britain is sleepwalking. Yet it is not too late to avert disaster
I have recently spent time talking with senior Pentagon officials and others involved in counter-terrorism. Their intellectual seriousness, and the global scope of their concerns, are strikingly different from those of their British counterparts, who are obsessed with “community cohesion” and the “radicalisation” of young Muslims.
REBECCA TINSLEY
Why Britain’s ‘Budget Support’ is the worst kind of foreign aid.
BRUCE BAWER
Northern Europeans are tying themselves in knots about patriotism and identity politics
JAMES SCOTT LINVILLE
How the Pentagon discovered renewable energy
 
EDWARD LUCAS
The West is a gift to Kremlin propagandists; we should express more pride in our system that has given genuine freedom to millions
MICHAEL HANLON
We must pay for cathedrals of knowledge if scientists are to solve the great mysteries of the universe
MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI
Christianity is central to British identity, but its marginalisation has created a moral vacuum which radical Islam threatens to fill
 
ALASDAIR PALMER
Family courts are putting parents on trial for their children. Instead of helping to keep families together, these secretive tribunals are breaking them apart—often for trivial reasons
JUNG CHANG, JON HALLIDAY AND SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE
Jung Chang and her husband Jon Halliday are leading authorities on Mao, while Simon Sebag Montefiore has published two major works on Stalin. With Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, they discuss the two communist dictators who were responsible for up to 100 million deaths