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Why the plan for a new national memorial in Westminster is causing such division.
Being shunned causes acute social pain. So is greeting people we don’t know a social convention, or an ethical obligation?
Philosophers have warned against pleasure since Plato, but Epicurean principles can be the basis of a humane politics aimed at security for all.
Why, for the Frankfurt School, democracy's survival depends on reason and religion.
How decolonisation propelled the growth of low-tax jurisdictions, with lasting economic implications for former colonies.
Climate activists often claim that future generations have the right to inherit a sustainable world, but it is surprisingly difficult to explain why.
The US president-elect will need more than “good character” and expert advisers to lead successfully.
Orwell wrote Animal Farm at a time of global crisis as a warning about oppressive state power. Its message is as relevant as ever, says the New Statesman editor in a new introduction to the seminal book.
The New Atheists hardened the idea that the two world-views are locked in opposition – but a new breed of scientists has found fertile ground at the border between fact and faith.
Far from being purely selfish, those who declare “Not in My Backyard” can be valuable custodians of common goods.
The Nazi dictator’s death in 1945 is well evidenced, but reports of his survival and escape to Argentina continue to seduce many in the social media age.