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Common ground

When we think of urban public space in terms of competing rights, we create a battleground. Is there a better way to share?

Farhan Samanani

Idea/Stories & Literature

This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad


For centuries European aristocrats proudly claimed foreign ancestry

Blake Smith


What is global history now?

Historians cheered globalism with work about cosmopolitans and border-crossing, but the power of place never went away

Jeremy Adelman

Essay/Demography & Migration

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

Scott Solomon


‘European culture’ is an invented tradition

Benjamin G Martin


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

Enuma Okoro

Idea/Political Philosophy

What would Leibniz say about the schisms in Europe today?

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Shitloads and zingers: on the perils of machine translation

Arthur Goldhammer


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

Brooke Harrington

Idea/History of Ideas

Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Peter Adamson

Idea/History of Ideas

Not all things wise and good are philosophy

Nicholas Tampio


The lack of diversity in philosophy is blocking its progress

Peter Levine

Idea/Philosophy of Religion

What can we learn from the mediaeval attitude to pagans?

John Marenbon


The dimming of the light

With its revolutionary heat and rational cool, French thought once dazzled the world. Where did it all go wrong?

Sudhir Hazareesingh


Shadow and substance

Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan?

James McAuley


Is the introspection of self-help and therapy hurting our ability to empathise?

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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

Libby Robin


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

David Livingstone Smith


All for one

World government is back, in geopolitics and in the academy, but what does the future hold for it?

Luis Cabrera


How to hobble religion

Contrary to popular belief, migration from Muslim countries is one reason why Europe is becoming more secular, not less

Ronan McCrea



It’s not just me, you and everyone we know. Citizens of the world have moral obligations to a wider circle of humanity

Nigel Warburton