Category: Liberalism & Secular Democracy

The Social Catastrophe of Alcohol Abuse: A Case Study

Drinking alcohol has long been a part of Australian culture. But today, the country is suffering huge social and economic costs from its love for the drink. A recent report estimated that the tangible cost for alcohol misuse is $25bn a year, including medical expenses, lost wages and productivity. Ten million […]

Can Liberalism Tolerate Islam?

Oslo Litteraturhuset, 20 March 2011 © Abdal-Hakim Murad Must one be liberal to belong to the West? For all the polite multiculturalist denials, this question is being put to us more and more insistently. The European Union, as it struggles to articulate a common cultural as well as economic vision, […]