Jacob Mchangama

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Politics & Policy

No More Apologies

How should a liberal democracy react to violent outrage over private citizens’ purported denigration of Islam? That question has preoccupied Western governments since Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa calling for the killing ...
Politics & Policy

The Call for a Global Tax

Targeting the G-8, United Nations human-rights officials (“independent experts”) have issued a call for a global financial-transaction tax “to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and ...
Politics & Policy

Cuba’s Shame

‘He who loses his honor loses everything.” So states one of the propaganda posters, featuring quotations from Fidel Castro, that are ubiquitous in Cuba. How ironic, then, that Castro’s policies ...
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Businesses and Human Rights

  Earlier this year, the 34-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) updated its “Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises,” a set of principles for transnational corporations (TNCs). For the first time, ...
Politics & Policy

Religious Rights

This book is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the degree to which the freedoms of religion and expression are being violated in Muslim-majority countries, and why this development has ...