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Rhetoric: Terrorism

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me”; we’ve all heard the familiar nursery rhyme designed to cheer up...

Iran’s Presidential Elections – a key moment in the country’s post-revolutionary...

On the 19th of May, Iranians will have the chance to vote for their country’s most senior elected politician in the 12th Presidential Elections...

The shadow of Andrew Jackson looms heavy over the Trump presidency

"We are living in an unprecedented time in politics" has become a bastardised phrase in the post-2016 zeitgeist. Overused by pundits since Trump’s inauguration...
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Wondering how to resist Trump? Learn from the Arab Spring

Six long years ago, protests were sparked across the Middle East and North Africa. In Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman,...

What If: Communism were a reality in the UK?

I’ll start this off with saying that I, by no means, am a communist. But as a historian, I find myself drawn to this...

Current Despairs: Should celebrities get involved in politics?

This may be a current affairs column, but I am trying my hardest to make sure it doesn’t include any words that start with...

Punishment or rehabilitation: does Dylann Roof deserve to die?

O n January 10th 2017, Dylann Roof, a white supremacist terrorist guilty of murdering nine parishioners in an historic Charleston Church, was sentenced to death....

Ten thoughts for 2017

After the trials and tribulations of 2016, here are ten thoughts to take away for 2017: 1) Don’t cling too hard to any predictions, good or...

What If: We drank like our parents?

You know those stories you hear from your parents about how good they were when they were teenagers? And how they don’t understand how...

Current Despairs: The passing of 2016

This year has been bad. Globally, politically, socially, et cetera. But has it been the Worst Year Ever that Buzzfeed and the listicle brigade...