Social Issues

Raising a Truly Bilingual Child|NYT

Mon 24/07/2017

Don’t assume that young children’s natural language abilities will lead to true grown-up language skills without a good deal of effort. Source: Raising a Truly Bilingual Child


Review | Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era

Sun 23/07/2017

The writings of the late Harvard political scientist anticipate America’s political and intellectual battles — and point to the country we may become. Source: Review | Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era


Al-Jazeera TV | Middle East Media Research Institute

Thu 13/07/2017

Westerners get confused because they mix up the various personae which make up the Al-Jazeera brand. It is most definitely the informal Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) station, with a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias that is palpable. It coddles Islamists […]


Ill Fares the Land | by Tony Judt

Mon 20/02/2017

Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our […]


European language and Erasmus

Sat 10/09/2016

Should all EU business be conducted in English? I think all EU members and languages deserve respect, not just one. Forcing everybody to speak one language, however convenient, would alienate the rest of the EU […]


Suggestions for the EU

Thu 08/09/2016

1. EU citizens should be allowed to vote for European Parliament elections wherever they may live – in their home country, in another EU country or outside the EU. Millions of EU citizens live in […]

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