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What is really at stake in the furore over the Danish cartoons? André Glucksmann argues it is nothing less than the defence of the distinction between fact and belief that lies at the heart of western thought. Rejecting the Islamists’ …



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Norman Geras reviews Larry May’s Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account. He identifies a tension within Larry May’s conception of crimes against humanity, arguing that one of the two central principles at the heart of it undermines the other. He …







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Slavoj Žižek, the brilliant and prolific social theorist, named his book Iraq: the Borrowed Kettle after a joke analysed by Freud. Josh Cohen finds an ‘undeniably seductive charge’ in Žižek’s prose, but also, in his arguments, ‘a certain theoretical and …





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Czeslaw Milosz’s poem Sarajevo begins with the lines ‘Now, when a revolution is really needed, those who were once fervent are cool / While a country, raped and murdered calls for help from the Europe it trusted / While statesmen …