Ethnicity

Sounds Familiar

The common ground between fine poetry and populist political rhetoric is small, and Maya Angelou has not found it

Helping Africa Break Free

Aid to Africa is the problem, not the solution, according to Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid. She discusses the issue with Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society, and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Blown Up in Bin Laden Country

Is Pakistani intelligence allowing the country's tribal areas to become a Taliban stronghold? What can the West do about it?

Refugee in his Own Country

Robert Redeker has lived in hiding in France for two years. His offence? To have criticised the Prophet Muhammad

Remember What Hamas Stand For

‘While history can tell us a great deal about the evil ideology can wreak, sadly the power of ideology is far from being history’

Gone are our Frontier Values

‘The objection to pooftahs was indeed characteristic of Australians, even clever ones’

The Ancient Entertainer

The Man who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus by Justin Marozzi

Amoral Equivalence

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom by Gilles Kepel
The Case Against Israel’s Enemies by Alan Dershowitz

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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