The weakness and desperation of Nigel Farage’s claims are the strongest arguments for Britain to stay in the EU.
What Islam is lacking is neither Reformation nor an Enlightenment. Rather, there are two neglected measures that could make Islam sustainable for the future. The model has already been tested in the Christian world.
How much do online communities affect geopolitics?
Islam, like any religion, needs effective critiques from believers and non-believers alike.
How Russell Brand is helping force UK politics into a very necessary state of self-reflection.
Porn, like any vice, can matter as much or as little as you want it to. Imposing a ban on it is the wrong solution to a much wider problem.
Today’s ethics of responsibility is deeply individualized.
Despite all warnings, it took an infection on American soil for the West to respond to Ebola. The virus is much more than just a medical challenge.
The almost exclusive focus on the NSA obscures the degree to which surveillance has become integrated into almost every level of government. For most of us, the first point of contact with the surveillance state isn’t the NSA – it’s the local police department.
The past two months have undone the Age of Digital Innocence. It's now possible to speak of technology of power, and of the internet as a site of old-fashioned struggle.
Why we find beauty where we least expect it.
Should we be shocked that people believe irrational things? Not really. We bombard children with information before we teach them how to think critically. It’s a daily mass murder of malleable mindsets.
On the dichotomy between belief and action.
It is up to François Hollande whether French democracy can weather the storm of yesterday’s attacks. He would be advised to follow a Norwegian example.
Unlike other European politicians, Alexis Tspiras may not be making empty promises. He may actually present a chance for real change. Radical change.
2014 is the year of historical landmarks. But rather than commemorating tragedies, countries across Europe organize shallow spectacles.
Like The Kardashians, Silicon Valley just isn’t part of the real world.
The verdict in the Pistorius case is disappointing and irrational to many. But in the eyes of law, it is necessary to accept that there are moments of human behaviour that are beyond any form of rationality and irreconcilable with someone’s standard character.