By Daniel Atherton Comparing the demise of the European Union to the collapse of the Roman Empire. “A rising power on the peripheries in the North East, an overreliance on imported labour, a faltering economy, the rise of an inhumane enemy from the Levant, overexpansion, political instability, corruption within constituent members, the loss/lack of a uniting identity,Continue reading “The Fall of an Empire”
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The Politics of Fear is everywhere – how can we stop it?
By Emma Temple If there is one thing that binds together humans, politically or otherwise, it is a resounding fear of the unknown. Fear is the ultimate mechanism for control and as such is a primary feature of the discourse both within international relations and domestic politics. To combat this requires a significant overhaul ofContinue reading “The Politics of Fear is everywhere – how can we stop it?”
Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?
By Yury Polyakov The voting patterns among the Russian-speaking people in Israel. Part 1. The Russian Speaking Israeli people have voted differently in all Israeli General Elections. The primary reason for several switches from one side to another was that the Russian speakers were vulnerable to propaganda. Not all Russian Speakers are ethnic Jews becauseContinue reading “Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?”
On Gun Rights, Liberty and Revolt
By Vladimir Ivlev Joe Average is your typical upstanding citizen living in the safe cradle of his imperturbable suburbia. No kids, no wife, no valuable possessions, no ambitions, and a daddy complex. Joe looks at his fellow citizens engaging in political discourse, imminently changing the channel to the 9 o’clock preview of the new GilmoreContinue reading “On Gun Rights, Liberty and Revolt”
2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?
By Yury Polyakov The Western World followed the capitalisation and democratisation processes that created the common ground for a normative basis of the regional European interest. Despite the active role played by the anarchists and the left, European countries sustained democracy and parliamentarism as shared ideals, whereas communism secured its strategic location in the Soviet Union andContinue reading “2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?”
Identity Politics and the Political Spectrum
By Vladimir Ivlev “”Regressive left” (also formulated as “regressive liberals”) is a political epithet, used as a pejorative to describe a section of left-wing politics who are accused of paradoxically holding reactionary views by their tolerance of illiberal principles and ideologies, particularly tolerance of Islamism, for the sake of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.” -Wikipedia ThereContinue reading “Identity Politics and the Political Spectrum”
Marine Présidente! : France’s 2017 Revelation
By Theo Larue and Yury Polyakov How it all started Marine Le Pen and the National Front have jointly launched the evolution of French Politics. French politicians attempt to include ‘Vive La France’ phrase in every political speech that they try to deliver to the audience. The Presidential and General Elections in France are theContinue reading “Marine Présidente! : France’s 2017 Revelation”
In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War
By Lola Scurlock According to the UN, International Women’s Day is a global event to acknowledge progress made in women’s rights, to advocate for change and to proclaim the role of common women in altering the history of their nations and communities through acts of courage and determination. On the 8th of March, we willContinue reading “In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War”
Populism-What’s the Problem?
By Thomas Sherlock We live in the age of populism, or so it seems. Populism has been used to describe the vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump last year, and is now being ascribed to Le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. In all these situations the term isContinue reading “Populism-What’s the Problem?”
The Openness Of Societies
By Gavin Davies Humanity groans, half crushed beneath the weight of its own progress. It does not sufficiently realize that its future is in its own hands. It is up to humanity to see if first of all it wants to keep on living. It is then up to it to ask whether it wantsContinue reading “The Openness Of Societies”