Issue: May 2012

The Hijacking of the Human Rights Debate

The inside story of how Nick Clegg and his allies ruthlessly organise their opposition to repatriating powers to the UK

How to Save Marriage From Hitting the Rocks

Couples don’t take their wedding vows seriously when they can get out of matrimony more easily than their mortgage

Au Revoir Les Clercs

It may seem like the French belletrist is a dying breed, but the modern-day public intellectual has always been something of a myth

Liberalism, Marriage and Family Values

Liberals don’t want the state to privilege heterosexual marriage—but gays and other sexual radicals want public recognition too

Regenerate Art

From beneath Berlin's streets archeaologists have unearthed a reminder of Nazi oppression

Liberty, Faith and Obama’s Leviathan

The US administration’s assault on religious freedom is just part of its wider attack on the institutions of civil society

Bigotry or Dissent?

As dissenters are labelled bigots and homophobes in the same-sex marriage debate; has Britain become too intolerant for free speech?

Bowled Over

From Havana to Kigali, cricket's good-news stories can be found in the least likely places

Our Island Stories

A new book by Harry Mount attributes the particular, phlegmatic character of the English to the nature of England itself

Metro Madrassa

Final orders called at London Metropolitan. How far will a university go to mollify an intolerant minority?

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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