International Politics
27 January 2011
We knew something wasn't right the day we arrived in Brisbane in mid-December. The rain was so intense that we had to...
International Politics
16 January 2006
The late Robert Nozick once expressed puzzlement that works of philosophy are written "as if their authors believe them...
Ideas
14 July 2003
At the outbreak of the Second World War, David Niven abandoned his newly acquired Hollywood stardom to return home and...
Culture
09 June 2003
Colin McGinn was once introduced to the actress Jennifer Aniston at a party. Although Aniston was impressed to meet a...
Books
03 February 2003
A trip to the Imperial War Museum offers a good picture of the disparity between German and Allied arms during the...
International Politics
09 December 2002
Suicide attackers are supposed to come from minorities that lack the conventional trappings of military power, such as...
Ideas
02 September 2002
Although religion has suffered one beating after another at the hands of science, mysticism survives into the current...
Ideas
08 July 2002
No one of common sense today believes in the liberal myth of the noble savage, but a belief in its conservative...
Ideas
27 May 2002
Where have all the philosophers gone? Asked to name a living philosopher, most educated people in Britain might come up...
Books
18 March 2002
Graham Greene wrote that we are wrong to think of children as simpler creatures than adults, because it is the latter...
Food and Drink
11 February 2002
Robert Nozick, who recently died aged 63, was one of the great philosophers of our day. In his 1974 classic, Anarchy,...
Books
19 November 2001
In the early 20th century, recruits to the British army were tempted as much by the thought of three square meals a day...
Food and Drink
22 October 2001
To behave without regard for others is the sin of solipsism, of treating one's fellows as if they do not really exist....
Society
23 April 2001
Who is Adam Phillips? Why does he seem to inspire such fervent admiration and yet such hostility? Little known outside...
Books
05 February 2001
The German sociologist Max Weber remarked: "Priests superintend the worship of gods, while magicians seek to compel...

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