Stan Grant’s new book, The Queen is Dead, is revealing in terms of his decision to step down from public life. ‘I have been reminded what it is to come from the other side of history,’ he writes.
Do the show’s fans secretly identify with the characters’ pursuit of power and pleasure?
How should the war in Ukraine end? That’s the question dividing two schools of geopolitical thought, but one side seems to be winning the argument.
The absence of norms defining the common good and the insufficient place of scientific arguments in the democratic debate weaken the capacity of liberalism to face global threats.
Many people accept the Egyptian government’s restrictions on freedoms, for a variety of conflicting reasons.
Non-racialism is one of the unexamined dogmas of the governing ANC, which has never fully understood how white racism functions.
The party of government in Scotland has strayed from its ‘social democratic’ vision and desperately needs a new approach to solving inequalities across society.
It’s time for a new brand of democratic liberalism that understands and harnesses the power of markets for social and economic good.
The Democratic Alliance posters were not a bolt from the blue. They were consistent with messages the party’s current leadership has been sending out for some time.
Many countries, including South Africa, use regulations to control smoking in public so that they do not harm non-smokers. Likewise, getting vaccinated is for the common good of society.
Consumer spending fuelled by credit cards and bank loans has become central to economic growth, but it wasn’t always.
To build a political culture that supports democracy in South Africa, civic education needs to move beyond voter education.
New changes to employment rules go hand in hand with the recent knocks to Deliveroo and Uber to suggest that a trend is emerging.
Given the current, often erroneous, use of the term ‘fascist’ to describe political movements and leaders, it’s important to determine what fascism is and is not.
The Chinese Communist Party sees liberal values as a threat to its rule and needs many of them to be suppressed. Its approach? Co-opt, ignore and selectively exploit global institutions.
The problem for the Democratic Alliance is not one of policy. There is real substance in its commitment to substituting racial criteria for overcoming historical disadvantage.
Each black person and woman may be an individual but, because they are black and women, they face obstacles which whites and men don’t.
Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
These are difficult and dire times, but holding on to the myth of childhood innocence won’t make this crisis any easier.
There is no moral equivalence between apartheid’s use of race categories and their continued use by the democratic government.