An increasingly frowned upon course of action for many western states, military intervention should not be viewed with such hostility. Clearly, there are cases when it is unjustifiable but to claim that military intervention should not have been used in cases of gross human rights abuses (genocide) is disingenuous. The main case people look … Continue reading When is Military Intervention Justified?
Veganism and vegetarianism are on the rise and the issue of animal rights is becoming more prevalent than ever. A key reason for the upsurge in these lifestyles, or movements, has undoubtedly been our newfound care and reasoning for the defence of such rights. The main idea being, that non-human animals are sentient, just like … Continue reading Do Animals Have Rights?
Most western societies value the notion of meritocracy, the idea that if we work hard enough, we will be rewarded. However, most would agree that this isn’t the case at all, and that many people who come from less fortunate backgrounds are victims of this myth. Some of the main victims of this idea are … Continue reading 50% Women, 100% Equality
The term ‘Death Tax’ was first used by a Republican pollster, Frank Lutz, to describe the inheritance tax. It was a highly effective and emotional description of the tax that embodies American hatred for it. It was seen as an example of overreach by the Federal government that attacked individual liberties and harmed hard-working parents … Continue reading The Case for the Death Tax
Consider these statistics: 6% of the world’s population owns 21.6% of the world’s GDP. 6% of the world’s population consumes 24% of the world’s energy. 6% of the world’s population consumes 815 billion calories each day (roughly 200 billion more than required). 6% of the world’s population wastes 141 trillion calories each day ($165bn worth), … Continue reading US and Them: The Problems of Western Society
For the United Kingdom, the post-war period was a time of great difficulty, but also of great hope for a better future. Britons who have lived through the Second World War do not remember those days with anything like the unbridled horror we might suppose – on the contrary, these days of shortage, privation and … Continue reading The Case for Liberty
I can already sense the hate I’ll get from writing this article. I’ve had enough of that winning smile. If recent history teaches us one thing, it’s to always look past it. Obama promised many a time of unity, equality and a ‘stand for change’ all whilst caving in to special-interest groups yearning for tax … Continue reading A Plague of Personality: Why Corbyn Gives Me Hope
The end of the War on Terror. The new wave of Democrats led by former President Barack Obama promised to achieve this, an end to a multi trillion dollar war that has brought nothing but chaos and more violence across the Middle East. Every day at eight in the morning Obama received two emails from … Continue reading The Obama Doctrine
‘Yes we can’. Three simple yet powerful words that echoed from the Grant Park stage in Chicago, Illinois on the night of November 4th 2008. His victory speech, powerful as always, was performed behind 2 inches thick, 10 feet high bulletproof glass, precautions testament to the momentous event – the first black president. Yet the … Continue reading No… We Can’t – Obama
When South Sudan and Eritrea declared independence in 2011 and 1993 respectively, both states were engulfed in corruption, political infighting and in the severe case of South Sudan, a bloody civil war claiming thousands of lives. Clearly independence in a volatile region rife with violence and economic instability will ultimately lead to bloodshed and corruption … Continue reading The Case Against Kurdish Independence