The true question is not “are immigrants a real threat to Europe?”, but “what does this obsession with the immigrant threat tell us about the weakness of Europe?”
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan are now officially enemies, but doesn't it seem more and more that they stand for the two versions of the same political regime?
Were the recent Cologne sex attacks a deliberate assault on western values and a middle-class sense of decency?
A reply to my critics.
The so-called “war on terror” has become a clash within each civilisation, in which every side pretends to fight Isis in order to hit its true enemy.
A response to some of my critics.
The people of Greece are not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival: they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.
The Greeks are correct: Brussels' denial that this is an ideological question is ideology at its purest – and symptomatic of our whole political process.
“Although I am far from a well-meaning liberal, I simply cannot recognise myself in the lunatic-destructive figure described by Cohen.”
How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?