Keep Calm and Carry On

By Megan Harris At first I thought it was some sick joke, created by my colleague to wind me up as I was leaving our Parliamentary office early for the afternoon. I told him to not be so stupid and to stop playing games, but panting- he had just sprinted up three flights of stairs- he insistedContinue reading “Keep Calm and Carry On”

The Fall of an Empire

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”

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”

From Liberty to Liability

 By Daniel Atherton “It’s a movement like we’ve never seen anywhere in the world, they say,” Trump said. “There’s never been a movement like this. And it’s something very, very special.”[1] Fifty-three and a half years ago, there was a movement like this – a movement of impassioned people, fearful for the direction of theContinue reading “From Liberty to Liability”