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
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
Nostradamus is often credited for his power to foresee future events, notably ones which damage our world. Well I propose that Socrates himself sits among these ranks. Through his multiple conversations recorded in Plato’s Republic, Socrates describes the evolution of political systems, timocracy to oligarchy then onto democracy and the most notable change of all, … Continue reading The People’s Tyrant
As the Rwandan genocide came to an end in 1994 it had already claimed one million innocent lives and the international community responded with a defiant shout of ‘never again’. Now, again we will repeat the same phrase as the tyrannical Syrian Government regains complete control of the widely symbolic and strategic city of Aleppo. Years … Continue reading Chaos and War: A Syrian Story
On the 23rd June 2016, the proletariat rose from the ashes to break the shackles of globalisation from their ankles. To once again rescue Great Britain from the clutches of the evil European imperialists, to unleash a voice of defiance and declare this day our Independence Day… Or so we thought. It turns out that … Continue reading Brexit Means Breakfast