The death of languages
Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?
Why nation-states are good
The nation-state remains the best foundation for capitalism, and hyper-globalisation risks destroying it
Not just American or British, the Anglo-Saxon is a mirror to Frenchness: the country’s alter-ego and most feared enemy
When we think of urban public space in terms of competing rights, we create a battleground. Is there a better way to share?
What is global history now?
Historians cheered globalism with work about cosmopolitans and border-crossing, but the power of place never went away
The future is mixed-race
And so is the past. Migration and mingling are essential to human success in the past, the present and into the future
This is your morning
I left the US, the land of my birth, sickened by racial injustice. But the return to a homeland is not a simple matter
Trust me with your money
It takes diplomacy, anthropology and psychology to serve the world’s super-rich. But only trust opens their purse strings
The dimming of the light
With its revolutionary heat and rational cool, French thought once dazzled the world. Where did it all go wrong?
Shadow and substance
Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan?
No island is an island
Islands are a natural laboratory for science, they gave us evolution. But isolation is no model for a cosmopolitan age
The essence of evil
You don’t have to be a monster or a madman to dehumanise others. You just have to be an ordinary human being
All for one
World government is back, in geopolitics and in the academy, but what does the future hold for it?
How to hobble religion
Contrary to popular belief, migration from Muslim countries is one reason why Europe is becoming more secular, not less
It’s not just me, you and everyone we know. Citizens of the world have moral obligations to a wider circle of humanity