The West

Freedom in the Face of Resurgent Islam

Muslims are on the march in a global, mainstream revival. The West must not abandon its Judaeo-Christian principles, especially equality before the law, if it is to protect minorities from persecution

The Age of Amnesia

'It is time to recall what we have lost and to make sure that our children are not deprived of the civilisation that our ancestors fought to preserve'

Too Little, Too Late

‘France and Britain might have achieved the stated goals of protecting civilians and toppling Gaddafi had they intervened a month earlier. Now they have no guarantee of success.’

State-Funded Fanaticism

‘Islamist organisations are paid by government to come up with ideas on how to improve British mosques. It can’t be worse, can it?’

Is China Really a Threat to us?

Dambisa Moyo, author of How the West was Lost, and Niall Ferguson, author of Civilization: The West and the Rest, discuss the Eastern challenge to Western prosperity with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson

God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality

Scholasticism was philosophy's attempt to apply reason to Church doctrine. But while the medievals were constrained by a notion of overriding divine authority, we should not underestimate the theistic dimension of Western thought today

Blessed are The Free

'Happiness consists in doing as we would be done by. Judaeo-Christian morality is integral to Enlightenment ethics'

Will Germany be a Divided Nation Again?

The Turkish-born German sociologist and critic of Islamism Necla Kelek and the classical liberal economist Karen Horn discuss the failure of integration with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson, in Berlin

Warning to the US: Don’t Play by Islamic Rules

The Ground Zero mosque debate shows America, like Britain, pursuing the chimera of attempting to reform Islam

George Soros

The Hungarian-American billionaire philanthropist devotes his vast wealth to a campaign against the West and its values

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"