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30
Nov

Democracy and the Public Interest

Politicians talk incessantly about the ‘public interest’. Indeed, the term is used so frequently that it seems to have a kind of prima facie legitimacy. The…

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12
Oct

Burqas, Niqabs and Liberalism

I personally find niqabs and burqas abhorrent. When I see a woman wearing one, I worry about whether it is her choice to do so, about the…

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01
Apr

The Right Kind of Immigrant

A person, feeling that their life is danger, makes the difficult decision to leave their home, perhaps with family, perhaps alone. Perhaps they merely start to…

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20
Nov

The Protester

2011 was a year that will be remembered for its protests. Around the world, from New York to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria, people were rebelling…

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