4 April 2018

Why Martin Luther King still speaks to us

Things have got both better and worse since his death 50 years ago.

26 March 2018

March for Our Lives: ‘I have a nightmare’

Inflated fears over school shootings are no basis for gun control.

28 February 2018

The danger of overreacting to school shootings

US society shouldn’t be overhauled on the basis of rare events.

21 February 2018

After Florida: why gun control isn’t the answer

Mass school shootings are awful, but they’re also very rare.

12 February 2018

Assisted dying: a failure of psychiatry

We abdicate clinical responsibility when we let the suffering die.

4 October 2017

Guns aren’t to blame for the horror in Vegas

Fetishising weapons leads to a distorted public discussion.

23 August 2017

Affirmative action: still the ‘right thing’?

Positive discrimination is in fact borne of pessimism.

27 June 2017

Michelle Carter: the unacceptable face of assisted suicide

If her text messages were wrong, surely ‘assisted dying’ is wrong?

10 April 2017

Assisted suicide: for all or for none at all

Legalising assisted suicide for the terminally ill would set us on a slippery slope.