Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?
Hizb ut-Tahrir, with its millions of Muslim followers, is accused in the US of being a conveyor belt
Observations on European referendum
Interviews via phone and e-mail
By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the
"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"
Observations on anti-union laws
Are those who call themselves "war correspondents" really brave? Some are, and I would divide them i
The great and the good denounce journalists for dragging politics into the mire. If only they knew.
Observations on the European constitution
Kerry expected to make this election campaign into a referendum on Bush's character. It has morphed
Since the occupation began, some 200 leading Iraqi academics, most of them in the humanities and soc
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
In the 1990s, as India opened itself to global capital, its rulers said poverty would be eradicated.
Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are
A rift has opened up between the older Bush and his son. The Republican Party is now more right-wing
Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway
In Darfur, both sides play the diplomatic game. The rebels' best suit is the suffering of their peop
So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi
Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, rights and the history of Kashmir
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Observations on the European Constitution
Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to
I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.
As politicians focus on Darfur, another African conflict threatens open warfare again. And the west'
The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme