Currently Browsing: News and Current Affairs

Global anxieties, local hope

My current job takes me out to talk to young people. I visit schools, and also they come to our university to discuss the Arts and Sciences (BASc) degree. I enjoy these occasions a lot. Occasionally I get a little carried away and can’t contain my enthusiasm, and end up confusing the message a bit, but...

London Riots 2011 – and Rousseau

I don’t think the London riots of 2011 have one simple explanation. But for one view of why these things happen and the legitimacy of some subsequent reactions, you could not write a better piece than this: “When powerful men abuse it, the law becomes an offensive weapon for them and a shield...