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    Moses in human rights garb

    A sensitivity to human rights at Passover time draws Jews to think of Moses as a template devotee. That's all well and good. But they ought to have their own people above any other in mind

    by Steve Apfel - 22 April 2014
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    A modest proposal for a Swift Middle East peace

    This modest proposal would mean accepting the Jewish state, not as a theocracy or in religious terms, but as the home of the Jewish people who want to live there. Not accepting the proposal is the principal obstacle to real peace, and Jonathan Swift would have got the point

    by Michael Curtis - 22 April 2014
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    Only bigots have a problem with UKIP's posters

    The Westminster Bubble is effectively telling us that members of the public have no right to discuss policy areas that are central to their democracy

    by the commentator - 22 April 2014
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    Overrated: Edward Snowden

    Snowden and his allies threaten to bring about the greatest peacetime defeat in the West's history. His is not a noble crusade. It is sabotage and treason

    by Edward Lucas - 16 April 2014
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    A low tax fantasy world

    How marvellous it would be to live in a free market economy with low taxes, free from government waste and the dirty deals done between the state and big business to the detriment of us all

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 16 April 2014
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    What about England’s democracy?

    To paraphrase a pertinent question posed by the philosopher Roger Scruton, what is so special about Scotland that it is allowed to decide everything by itself?

    by Vincent Cooper - 15 April 2014
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    Richard Hoggart: A public intellectual for progress

    It is easy to pigeon-hole Richard Hoggart as an avant-garde radical eager to tear down the fabric of conventional society. But Hoggart was deeply opposed to the levelling creed of cultural relativism and had more about him than might appear

    by Tom Gallagher - 14 April 2014
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    Sicily: A terrible beauty

    Sicily is of course famous for the mafia, although these days it is less influential than the Neapolitan Camorra or the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta. But the Cosa Nostra’s roots still extend deep into Sicilian life and there’s so much to do to bring normality to this beautiful corner of Europe

    by Tim Hedges - 14 April 2014