Eurosceptics harp on about the need for democracy. But the Swiss, like the Norwegians and the Icelanders, choose to eat food from a table at which they have no seat.
There is egregious hypocrisy and unctuous sanctimony at the heart of western foreign policy.
Discussion of the gap between rich and poor has gone mainstream.
Ignore the media misinformation: spending on out-of-work benefits isn’t out of control, nor is the welfare state responsible for growing poverty.
The Aipac lobby group is famed for its ability to move bills, spike nominations and keep legislators in line – but is its influence waning?
The Labour leader, it seems, is willing to apologise only for being too soft on immigration and immigrants, not for being too tough.
Vanunu told the world about the full extent of Israel's nuclear capabilities. As a result he is being persecuted by the Israeli state in a three-decade punishment including treatment that Amnesty International has described as “cruel, inhuman and degradin
Being a person of faith requires an understanding of not just religious values but an understanding of history.
As southern European countries rack up record debts, Helmut Kohl has told friends “Merkel is destroying my Europe”.
Child marriage is a form of child abuse, and must be stopped.
It's hard to believe in the economy's so-called recovery when 2.5m remain unemployed and 1.5m are stuck in part-time jobs because they can't find full-time work. So how do we get growth beyond the Square Mile?
It doesn't matter whether Tommy Robinson has reformed (or rebranded) himself. Islamophobia hit the mainstream long ago, with help from large sections of the press.
Remember this – 99 per cent of the 100,000-plus dead Syrians were killed by bombs and bullets, not by sarin or VX gas.
Political punditry in the UK continues to be leader-centred and personality-obsessed, but does what the commentators have to say have any effect on how we vote?
Fancy Ukip’s oh-so-reasonable line on the nee to save our “out-of-control”, overcrowded, overburdened country? Let’s all try living, just for one day, without immigrants.
Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, Israel’s the Palestinian “peace process” is dead. There’s no hope of any success for a two-state solution.
On questions of “US national security”, from wiretaps to Gitmo to drone strikes, Barack Obama has shown his thinking is even less unenlightened than that of the junior Bush. And liberals everywhere better accept that.
I've made homophobic remarks in the past, writes Mehdi Hasan, but now I’ve grown up — and reconciled my Islamic beliefs with my attitude to gay rights.
The perils of intervention.
Critics of “big government” talk as if it’s beyond question that the state’s involvement with our lives is a bad thing.
It's a shameful fact that Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.
Saddam is gone – but at what cost?
Time for the 44th president to prove he can be the heir to the 16th.
Mehdi Hasan v Richard Dawkins.
Long live the Arab Spring - despite the murmurs about Morsi’s “pharaonic” decree in Egypt and the Syrian bloodbath, I refuse to lose faith in the people of the Arab world.
If we want to preserve quality public-service broadcasting in Britain, we must defend the Beeb.
A response to the reaction to my most recent column.
In a year when Britishness is celebrated, the citizenship test makes a mockery of it.
Should we be worried by the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the Egyptian presidential election? Earlier this year, I interviewed Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive and anti-Mubarak activist who became the face of Egypt’s inspiring revolution back in January and February of 2011.
Iran Watch, part 9.