US and Them: The Problems of Western Society

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


The Obama Doctrine

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

No… We Can’t – Obama

‘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

The Case Against Kurdish Independence

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

May’s Dodgy Diplomacy

Winston Churchill once said diplomacy was telling someone to go to Hell in such a manner that they asked for directions - it’s a brilliant quote and a fitting one based on last week’s events. It cannot be understated what a diplomatic challenge Theresa May faced heading to Philadelphia on Thursday to face the new … Continue reading May’s Dodgy Diplomacy

The People’s Tyrant

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

Chaos and War: A Syrian Story

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