Athens, the birthplace of democracy. From the confines of southern Greece this system of governance has spread to every corner of the globe and shapes the world as we know it today. Democracy gives man the right to choose his own future. It allows unparalleled freedoms for the common man and has given mankind a … More Socrates & The Problem With Democracy
The world is a darker place without Nelson Mandela. His life story inspired millions across the globe and provided a glimmer of hope for all those living in societies where racial equality can and should be improved. A giant of 20th century politics, he is one of those characters that pops up from time to … More Mandela Day: Celebrating a Giant of Politics.
It’s strange really, once the height of power and authority. An empire seemingly endless in size, now reduced to a nation in turmoil and a never ending cacophony of political meandering. Our rise was a long and arduous affair, but although the climb is arduous and lengthy, the fall is swift and unforgiving. Two wars, … More Brexit Britain: Clinging To The Past
John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, is one of the most recognisable figures in 20th century history. The modernmaverick president who would change the world for the better. Young, attractive and the quintessential American – He was the American Dream. Sadly for JFK however, he is remembered most for the manner … More JFK: The Dawn of the Modern Politician
Last week marked the day in which Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1940. As with many historical events, the press and public look back and ponder the ‘what ifs’, we see montages of his greatest moments and we idolise the man who led a nation in its darkest hour, Britain’s … More Churchill: A Great Paradox
It’s short story time folks so buckle up and let’s delve into a dystopian world in which violence against animals is fully endorsed by the British Prime Minister. One where human life is categorised as ‘low value’ and ‘high value’ and where the working class mindlessly dig their own graves with ballot papers. Sounds horrible, … More The Nasty Party MkII
On Friday morning I woke to find that President Trump had ordered retaliatory air strikes in Syria in the wake of the Idlib gas attack. That evening, I watched The Who live in Glasgow and the lyrics ‘we don’t get fooled again’ and ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss‘ ring frightfully in … More We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Surely?
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s comments regarding Scottish nationalism are not only unfounded, but deeply detrimental to the efforts of the Scottish Labour Party. Additionally, he is merely furthering the division we see across the Scottish political landscape. Similar to what we encountered during the Brexit campaign, it is very counterproductive to simply stereotype an entire […]
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In North Carolina, Patriots defeat loyalists at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. The Royal Governor, Josiah Martin, had been attempting to create a large Loyalist force, made up of local loyalists as well as Scots settlers, and had permission to raise a regiment that would be known as the Royal…
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1964: Italy requests help to save an iconic landmark. The Torre di Pisa, or as we call it, the Tower of Pisa, has been leaning since before it was even fully constructed. The freestanding bell tower is part of the cathedral built in the Italian city and known…