"Can politics remain secular?" we asked for last year's Webb Essay competition. It must, argues the
Does your quad-band, polyphonic camphone make you feel slightly sick? It should. Our addiction to po
In the year that Islamist terrorism finally reached London, when the Christian west and Islamic east are engaged in another major confrontation, there has never been a greater need for both sides to realise what they have in common.
Observations on the cloud
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is tying itself in knots with its position on Iran. Stick to an
'You just have to take people on and show you're serious about creating a fair society'. Ruth Kelly
What makes a genius? Certainly not going on a creativity course and learning to "think outside the b
. . . or so we are led to believe. The truth is more complex. Developed countries hardly offer a goo
Who is to blame for the malaise in public life? Is it politicians, journalists, or both, working in
Torture is alien to our tradition, and evidence extracted by its use should never be accepted, argue
Push me, pull me. Our politicians, it seems, get there in the end. The new Labour legend has it that Tony Blair persuaded his party, after long years of denial, that it had much to learn from Margaret Thatcher.
From Bollinger Bolsheviks to Gaitskell's Frognal set, the suspicion of well-heeled urban radicals ha
10 people - Her inspiring healthcare group brings cheap medicines to the world's poorest
10 people - Becky Hogge on the egghead who hopes to create a permanent record of all human knowledge
Africa is changing fast. Aid and debt relief may help, but mobile phones and trade with China are pr
10 people - Does this ex-musician hold the answer to the world's climate crisis?
Darwinism is on trial in the US again. But this time, argues Nicholas Wapshott, it's part of a wider
10 people - Johnjoe McFadden on the physicist who could just make the dream of teleportation possibl
10 people - Revolutionising communications in africa. His tool? The mobile phone
If you challenge liberal orthodoxy, your argument cannot be debated on its merits. You have to be in
If you say that different cultures are entitled to their own views on right and wrong you will be ho
Observations on 'rebuild and renew'
Observations on activists. By Kathryn Corrick<br /><br />
How do we create a built environment that uses a lot less energy? London Eye architect David Marks s
A cheaper fuel cell or better solar panel could transform our energy future, believes Michael Meache
The Barbican and Young Vic are devoting four months to the phenomenon of young genius. Mark Lythgoe