Here are a few opinion pieces on a bunch of stuff: moral dilemmas which aren’t going to go away; misguided political priorities, and social problems we don’t like to talk about. Plus some more ‘reportage’-style pieces on life in the city:
Maybe viability is the wrong question.
A new translation. 577 pages. And in English, my language.
Ready, aim, fire, kill. A single shot was all it took.
Human rights—all things being equal.
Lord Farmer’s review on prison reform, launched this week at the…
The care home residents had been left on the landing in wheelchairs.
I teach bioethics, and the temptation is to design classes around rare cases.
On Tuesday the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced a crackdown on gender stereotyping.
We must keep the door firmly closed on euthanasia – even in cases of terminal illness
Maurice Glasman’s agenda for the common good appeals to both the Right and the Left
G.K. Chesterton offers a vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone
Catholics in Europe found that if they wanted freedom themselves, they must demand it for all. American Christians should take note
New evidence will reopen the abortion debate. But when it does clinging on to old ideas would be a mistake
In July Representative Paul Ryan unveiled sweeping policy proposals to tackle poverty in America
Charles Murray’s book “Coming Apart” restricts its analysis to the US—but much of it could also describe Britain
Senior church leaders in the UK have attacked Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms. But do they really get what he’s trying to do?
The revelation of extensive sex-selective abortion has again pitched cultural relativism against the idea of gender equality
I remember Cornwall for its beaches and ice-cream. But a visit to the county’s largest urban area revealed shocking poverty and violence
If the Assisted Dying Bill goes through, how will we stop terminally ill people from feeling pressured to hasten their own deaths?
Presented with the choice after witnessing a man assaulting a woman, I felt compelled to step in. I got more than I bargained for
An unrealistic emphasis on autonomy turned ‘viability’ into the sole criterion for aborting a foetus
The elderly isolation crisis and what to do about it
I tried to help a disorientated stranger at a hectic train station. To the irritation of the state’s representatives
The care lobby are backing proposals to subsidise the housing wealth of the middle-classes. But this has eclipsed the plight of the poorest elderly
Taken to a shanty town for drug addicts In Madrid, it feels like I’ve arrived in the tenth circle of hell