In defence of hierarchy
As a society we have forgotten how to talk about the benefits of hierarchy, expertise and excellence. It's time we remembered
Who is a sportswoman?
Elite female athletes are subjected to invasive gender tests, and hormone treatments if they fail. This is deeply unfair
Like any adult, my son wants to work, travel and socialise, and his Down syndrome won’t stop him. But can he live independently?
What kind of citizen was he?
Conventional wisdom sees Socrates as a martyr for free speech, but he accepted his death sentence for a different cause
Red-hot gay marriage
Gay liberation didn’t begin with marches and political rallies, but with a revolution in thought
Bring back Women’s Lib
Modern feminism seeks equality with men. But in a dysfunctional society, that is nowhere near enough
Lessons of Demopolis
Wisdom from classical Greece: democracy and liberalism are both better off if we understand the difference between them