New Zealand & Women’s Rights: Ahead of The Curve

New Zealand, a land of epic scenery, seemingly unconquerable sportsmen, and - if we're throwing in some stereotypes - sheep. New Zealand however takes the prize for being the first self-governing nation in history to grant all women the vote. On September 19th 1893, after several years of petitioning and campaigning by the suffrage movement,... Continue Reading →

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Charlottesville: An Observation

Charlottesville provided a valuable insight into the current political turmoil in America better than anything before it. We can see in plain sight that the President is not only a lackluster joke of a leader, but he appears to be completely unaware of what he has awoken in the US. This is not to say... Continue Reading →

Watergate 2.0: A Different World

Wiretapping the offices of your political opponents is, naturally, a no-no in any democracy. The Watergate scandal shook the foundations of American politics and everyday Americans woke up to the reality that their governments and representatives were nothing more than opportunistic cutthroats. Nixon's actions completely undermined the sanctity of American democracy; One viewed as a... Continue Reading →

Socrates & The Problem With Democracy

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 chance... Continue Reading →

Brexit Britain: Clinging To The Past

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,... Continue Reading →

JFK: The Dawn of the Modern Politician

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... Continue Reading →

Churchill: A Great Paradox

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... Continue Reading →

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