Who Belongs to the German National Community

The present article reconstructs the controversy raised during the speech on multiculturalism delivered by Merkel. This speech generated a large debate for the open criticism…

Are there too many European immigrants in Britain?

It is widely believed that most of those who arrive in the UK come from Europe. However in 2010, the inflow of immigrants from Europe…

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”

Oscar Wilde

"Only those who attempt the impossible will achieve the absurd"

M. C. Escher
British Citizenship

The Secret War: British Nationals Stripped of their Citizenship

Stripping those born here of their citizenship by arbitrary acts of government has alarming historical overtones and raises serious questions about the British state. Why…

Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity


Personal Reflections on the Public Debate on Muslim Integration

Much of the inspiration for this project has arisen from my own experience as an immigrant and a member of a minority group. Like many…

"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end"

Leon Trotsky

Europe’s Encounter with Islam: the Secular and the Postsecular


Democracy and Public Space

Riot Police

The Underclass in Revolt

During his recent election campaign, British Prime Minister David Cameron launched a conservative manifesto calling for the advent of a “big society” or in other…

Where HIV is a Crime, Not Just a Virus

More HIV-positive people are being criminally prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV status before sexual encounters—sometimes even when there is no intent to harm and…