MAY & JUNE 2009
Free market faith God’s back, deal with it. Caspar Melville hears the hears the
Free market faith God’s back, deal with it. Caspar Melville hears the Economist line on belief
COLUMNS 7 ] Diary reservist on serving in Afghanistan 13 ] 13 ] 13Opinion love conspiracies? David Aaronovitch has a theory 43 ] 43 ] 43The art of phwoar Online porn is tragic in a less than classical way, finds Michael Bywater
COLUMNS 7 ] Diary A 52-year-old reservist on serving in Afghanistan 13 ] Opinion Why do we love conspiracies? David Aaronovitch has a theory 43 ] The art of phwoar Online porn is tragic in a less than classical way, finds Michael Bywater
BOOK REVIEWS 44 ] Stephen Howe on a monumental, snarling study of South Africa 46 ] Benjamin Noys discovers the modern mutations of eugenics 46 ] Nina Power tires of Slavoj Žižek and his monstrous essays 48 ] Marcus Chown learns how the Catholic Church silenced Galileo 49 ] Philip Womack is blown away by Hilary Mantel’s historical epic
Kevin Doogan is Professor of European Policy Studies and Senior Lecturer in Employment Policy at the University of Bristol. On page 10 he asks whether the new service economy is really so different from the cloth-cap economy of old.
Angela Saini is a freelance science journalist and broadcaster who has worked for ITN, the BBC, New Scientist and Wired. On page 21 she examines the case for GM food.
Kenan Malik is a prolific writer and broadcaster. On page 34 he argues that, in their response to radical Islam, both multiculturalists and western chauvinists have undermined our sense of universal values.
Michael Neumann is Professor of Philosophy at Trent University, Ontario. On page 37 he says only a written constitution can save English liberty.
Nick Mamatas is an American novelist whose works include Northern Gothic, Move Under Ground and Under My Roof. On page 40 he argues that rationalists and humanists could learn from embracing the dark vision of Edgar Allan Poe.
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