Monday, September 17, 2007

More Europeans are finding no faith in religion (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 17 Sep 2007, Page 39)

More Europeans are finding no faith in religion
By Mary Jordan —From the Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal Europe
17 Sep 2007

EBurgess Hill, England VERY MORNING on his walk to work, highschool teacher Graham Wright recited a favorite Anglican prayer and asked God for strength in the day ahead. Then two years ago, he just stopped. Mr. Wright said he was overwhelmed by a... read more...

Monday, August 27, 2007

The economics of happiness: just state control with a smile
Corin Taylor
The Business
25 Aug 2007

There is the pursuit of real happiness – and then there is the economics of happiness, a Brave New World of artificial well-being to which many deluded scientists have chosen to pin their hopes. In Aldous Huxley’s masterpiece, soma was the perfect fake... read more...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Al Qaeda’s Travel Agent (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 21 Aug 2007, Page 13)

Al Qaeda’s Travel Agent
By Joseph Lieberman
The Wall Street Journal Europe
21 Aug 2007

The United States is at last making significant progress against al Qaeda in Iraq— but the road to victory now requires cutting off al Qaeda’s road to Iraq through Damascus. Thanks to Gen. David Petraeus’s new counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq, and... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Cannabis is bad for you, but it’s also impossible to ban
Jackie Ashley
The Guardian
30 Jul 2007

Red Leb, Moroccan black, Afghan brown … and now Kirkcaldy Brown too. It was a surprise to find the new prime minister so keen to wade into the cannabis debate. But battle has been joined. Since signalling his desire to have dope reclassified upwards,... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This equality road map must now apply to men
Madeleine Bunting
The Guardian
24 Jul 2007

The Equal Opportunities Commission is shutting up shop after 32 years, during which it has probably been admired and vilified in almost equal measure. Born in the heady days of feminism’s most vibrant decade, the 70s, it has soldiered on long after... read more...

Monday, July 16, 2007

In this grand family squabble, let us at least agree to put the children first
Madeleine Bunting
The Guardian
16 Jul 2007

Are we incapable of having a proper public debate about marriage and the family? Does the mention of marriage always have to send everyone scuttling into their welldefended positions from which they lob grenades — it’s all the fault of Britain’s moral... read more...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

They still rage about the class war, but keep funding their class enemies
George Monbiot
The Guardian
10 Jul 2007

Gordon Brown appears to have tested them. It is as if he wanted to discover how far he can go before the affiliated trade unions — which provide most of the Labour party’s funds — decide that they have had enough. The results must reassure him: they... read more...