The gift of love: a letter to teachers
A riff on a famous first century letter.
The true secular side of the Irish abortion debate
Misinformation and prejudice won the day.
Slaves and masters
Ancient slavery was not all one thing, and did not exclude friendship.
Africa in 2018: a year of hope
Things got better in many countries, but only just.
Against unmasking: five techniques that destroy dialogue and how to avoid them
Five techniques that destroy dialogue and how to avoid them
Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before
Smartphones and tablets are fundamentally different from television.
Meat eating and mental development: an evolutionary overview
Contrary to vegan ideologues, meat-eating made homo sapiens brawny and brainy
Little Women at 150 and the patriarch who shaped the book’s tone
Louisa May Alcott wrote the coming-of-age classic because her father wanted her to.
Who are Yemen’s Houthis?
One reason for the devastating war in Yemen is sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites
‘Comprehensive sex education’ undermines students’ moral development
They can’t differentiate between genuine love and sexual exploitation
‘‘Unstoppable” population decline predicted for China
'Have children for the country'
In search of a foundation for human rights (2)
The Enlightenment view is tattered and rickety. It's time for a fresh vision
Will AI make us less than human?
If machines can do everything better than we can, what’s the point of it all?
Low inflation the new normal?
Perhaps, thanks to demographic trends.
‘Imagine there’s no countries’
A borderless world would be a political and economic nightmare
A better New-Year’s resolution: finding peace of mind
How to take political upheaval and economic downturns with philosophy
Written in our chromosomes; anchored in our bodies
Gender roles are culturally defined; sex is not
A new year!
...and the 2018 Football World Cup
In search of a foundation for human rights (1)
A 16th Century Dominican friar could be considered the father of human rights
3 ways Facebook and other social media companies could clean up their acts – if they wanted to
The real problem is much larger than these companies admit
The 21st Century feminist fantasy: strong women, weak men, no children
Rewriting classic fiction verges on churning out propaganda
Our exhilarating, messy, crowded, joyful Christmas
Deep Christian devotion is hidden beneath secularisation and scandal
The Gatwick drone incident: technology outpaces policy
Drone hovering over a busy airport left thousands of travellers stranded
Is this the ultimate insult?
How would you feel if your family name were 'Trump'?
Towards a sexual counter-revolution
Review of a film that all millenials should see.