Human Rights

Not Our Business

Business leaders are wrong to claim that they have no role to play in China's human rights record

The Long Shadow of Tiananmen

An eye-witness of the massacre says its malign legacy persists 20 years on

To Hell with Niceness

The spread of political 'compassion' has led to the breakdown of family and school discipline. The results have been catastrophic

A Strange Rush for the Exit

In a world where life appears to be getting better, why are we in the grip of a suicide epidemic?

The Dying of the Light

A German novelist reflects on his time working at a home for the mentally ill, and the moral dilemmas surrounding euthanasia that have shaped his writing life

Truth, Freedom and Fear

‘The decision to ban Wilders was the desperate diktat of ministers who have lost sight of the distinction between arbitrary government and the rule of law’

Park City, Utah: Movie that Pulls Aside the Veil

A new documentary made in Afghanistan has won two awards at the the Sundance Film Festival. Afghan Star could help the cause of feminism there and encourage a desperately-needed sense of national community

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?

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’

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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