The future of books
With reports of sales and library visits dropping, books – in their original form – seem doomed. But the traditional book-reading culture shouldn’t be written off too soon.
Elie Wiesel: the perils of indifference
Elie Wiesel is a Romanian Jew who survived Hitler’s concentration camps. He became a respected writer and campaigner against genocide and global injustices. In 1999 he spoke at the White House reflecting on the passing century. In a powerful and touching speech drawing from his own experiences, he confronted the ‘perils of indifference’ towards suffering.
A new model of democracy? Tunisia votes
With Tunisia voting for the first time since the toppling of Ben Ali, this marks a new step in what started the Arab Spring revolutions. However, how difficult will it be for Tunisia to set up a democracy? Will religion and a new democratic system be able to co-exist?