Throughout Europe, asylum seekers are alienated and dehumanised in public discourse. Public policy and the media have transformed the public perception of an asylum seeker from a person whose presence is legal under international conventions to a liar, criminal, and cheat.
‘If I had known I wouldn’t see it again, I would have looked even closer’
Psychologically, however, it boils down to one factor: the fear of a second Holocaust. Bi-nationalism, with or without a Palestinian majority, only becomes a spectre against the backdrop of such a horizon. To put it as bluntly as possible: Israelis are afraid that they will be marched into the gas chambers. Again.
Tim Glencross talks to Professor Terry Eagleton about the state of the Left
There is a renaissance taking place in the of arena of British hip-hop
Hanan El Ashegh met up with Arrested Development’s founder and key songwriter Todd Thomas, a.k.a Speech
Recently I went to a friend’s citizenship ‘ceremony’; it was depressingly bureaucratic affair, conducted in the sterile environment of a solicitor’s office.
My impression of the USA has mainly been formed by the media, and until this summer, I didn’t really feel I had anything to add to the debate. The USA clearly deserved the negative perceptions of the rest of the world due to its aggressive economic and foreign policies
Adam Karni Cohen reviews Someone to Run With by David Grossman
Despite headlines like ‘Asylum Sponger is Convicted Thief’, those seeking asylum are statistically more likely to be victims of crime than its perpetrators.
‘Indians have a tendency to make up stories about Britain’, he admitted, ‘When people see their son leave the motherland to go abroad, they have this idea that he probably lives in a mansion and drives a sports car, little knowing that he probably ended up with a job in McDonalds.
There are different ways of seeing things. Different cultures read in different ways, as any propagandist worth his salt can tell you.
We are growing fast, like a newborn. Our reach grows wider, as one by one the universities of this land adopt this once humble magazine, and begin to sing our song of diversity.
Edward Mortimer is Director of Communications in the office of the UN Secretary-General. In an exclusive article for the LIP magazine, he discusses the future of the United Nations.
Eleri Lynn argues that for democracy in Iraq to flourish, its cultural heritage must be protected and reclaimed.
‘In 1998, eight of my relatives died in an Indian mortar attack. On the same day, a sniper shot dead a cousin of mine’