We Shouldn't Forget Liberalism's Religious Roots
September 19, 2014
21st-century liberalism is a pale shadow of its 19th-century ancestor.
The Dissolution of the U.K. Would Be a Bad Omen for the Rest of the World
September 15, 2014
If Britain cannot work out how to stay together, the portents for the 21st century are dark indeed.
Instead, it shaped the way we live now.
A Scottish Writer Explains Why He's Voting for Independence
September 05, 2014
No, we don't hate the English. We just want to elect our own government.
And what that tells us about radicalization.
History's Lesson for the Middle East: When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow
August 22, 2014
History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead.
Dylan Thomas Is The Quintessential Poet for Adolescence
August 08, 2014
A new biography busts the myths around the Welsh poet
Church Attendance Is Falling. Let the Buildings Fall, Too.
August 01, 2014
As church-going diminishes, church buildings are repurposed, many retaining vital functions.
You're More Polyamorous Than You Think
August 01, 2014
Monogamy is rare, no matter what we might tell ourselves. We need a new currency of commitment.
We Get to See Director's Cuts of Our Favorite Movies. Why Not an "Author's Cut" for Books?
July 18, 2014
The film world is keen on releasing a director's cut, which differs from the final version of the movie; publishers should do the same with books.