A Bioethics of the Strong
Fixated on autonomy, liberal bioethics forgets its mandate to protect the weak
Cannabis as a Cultural Question
Today in the secular West, one might argue that marijuana has elbowed religion aside
Moral Imagination Holds the Key
This crisis shows we might be able to overcome political tribalism.
To Mrs Whitaker, with love
The moral philosopher James Mumford remembers his old English teacher
Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility. They should define it more carefully.
Constrained by freedom
What do post-liberals want?
THE DANGEROUS PULL OF POLITICAL TRIBALISM
I long to belong. I want a place in the world, a way to appear in public, a context
The botched assisted dying debate
Suppose assisted dying were legalised in Britain tomorrow. How would we measure if that was a successful move or not?
Will technology change the abortion debate?
Maybe viability is the wrong question.
Ready, aim, fire, kill. A single shot was all it took.
On Human Rights
Human rights—all things being equal.
How to reform the care home system
The care home residents had been left on the landing in wheelchairs.
In defence of offence
On Tuesday the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced a crackdown on gender stereotyping.
This assisted dying bill would be a disaster
We must keep the door firmly closed on euthanasia – even in cases of terminal illness
Blue Labour and its paradoxical peer
Maurice Glasman’s agenda for the common good appeals to both the Right and the Left
Distributism Isn’t Outdated
G.K. Chesterton offers a vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone
Religious Liberty is for Losers
Catholics in Europe found that if they wanted freedom themselves, they must demand it for all. American Christians should take note
I remember Cornwall for its beaches and ice-cream. But a visit to the county’s largest urban area revealed shocking poverty and violence
Would you intervene?
Presented with the choice after witnessing a man assaulting a woman, I felt compelled to step in. I got more than I bargained for
All the lonely people
The elderly isolation crisis and what to do about it
Parable of the stupid Samaritan
I tried to help a disorientated stranger at a hectic train station. To the irritation of the state’s representatives
Love in the ruins
Taken to a shanty town for drug addicts In Madrid, it feels like I’ve arrived in the tenth circle of hell