Monthly Archives: February 2012

Syria’s tragedy, our responsibility

It must have been deeply frustrating for the United States and its allies when malleable governments in Tunisia and Egypt were swept away by the ‘Arab Spring’, while unfriendly regimes in Libya and Syria seemed immune to popular disapproval. These … Continue reading

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Not so dangerous secularism

According to government  minister Baroness Warsi, Britain is threatened by a tide of militant secularism, though I’ve yet to hear anyone singing ‘onward atheist soldiers, marching as to war’.  The latest evidence for this ‘threat’ is a court ruling that those … Continue reading

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Too many pictures ?

The sight of a pack of paparazzi in pursuit of some celebrity, victim of crime or even a suspected criminal is one of the less attractive aspects of having a ‘free press’. It’s easy to condemn but more difficult to … Continue reading

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