Media pressure forces politicians to make rapid decisions on complex questions
A new history of philosophy makes a brave attempt to fill in gaps in public knowledge, but does it pass the "wikipedia test?"
Politicians cannot be the perfect blend of intellectual and action hero
Grasping the ethics of the crisis requires us to understand properly the concept of proportionality
Andy Martin / August 1, 2014
We are now suffering the Hawaiianisation of everywhere
Political philosophers may find Edmund Fawcett’s assertion that “liberty is the wrong place to begin” when telling the story of liberalism rather startling. They tend to be in the business of...
David Edmonds / July 17, 2014
Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards believe that philosophy should guide behaviour. Their marriage shows that it can
Five years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of autumn 2008, I spoke to Andrew Gamble, professor of politics at Cambridge, about a book he'd just published. "The Spectre...