Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chris Patten

Chris Patten, the last British Governor of Hong Kong, a former EU Commissioner for External Affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the BBC Trust.

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The Human Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher never required a focus group to tell her what she believed or how to express it, for she regarded ideas as the very core of politics, and she battled for those that she held. She… read more

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No Exceptions

For years, the West talked up democracy around the world, but, despite the occasional gentle slap on the wrist, we accepted that there was an Arab exception to the desire for freedom and… read more

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A Good Year for God

After withering literary assaults on the Almighty from Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and others, believers have hit back. For a happier New Year, we should listen to the core messages of… read more

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Who Will Rescue the Rest of Us?

The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, from what was feared would be their tomb, gave the world something to cheer about. But, looking around us today, there do not seem to be many reasons for optimism … read more

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A Papal Success

To the surprise of many in the media – at home and abroad – Pope Benedict XVI’s just completed visit to Britain was an outstanding success. The message conveyed by the pope and the religious leaders… read more

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Taking August Seriously

Europe’s holiday month of August is no time for serious politics – the world and its worries are meant to close down while Europeans repose. But, even on vacation, one cannot escape the effects of… read more

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