John CoughlanJuly 16, 2007
A review of Philip Jenkins's book on Europe and Islam
John CoughlanAugust 14, 2006
When Europeans criticize President George W Bush rsquo s foreign policy they often cite the predominance of neo- conservative and religious thinking A book written by a British politician who defines himself as a conservative a Catholic and a patriot ought thus to offer some hope for the trans
John CoughlanApril 10, 2006
A Muslim youth in the garb of a suicide bomber protests the Muhammad cartoons outside Denmark’s embassy in London. The chilling image appears in the next day’s newspapers. The same young man then apologizes on television for offending the families of the July 7 bombing victims with his w
John CoughlanAugust 04, 2003
A draft constitution for the European Union was presented at a summit meeting in Greece on June 20. The debate over whether the constitution should include references to religion has raised fundamental questions about European identity. Despite the trans-Atlantic acrimony of recent months, the 105 m