13/12/2018
  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways of Reviving Your Dying and Dull Christmas

    “When Christmas turns into a form of repetition, where we do the same things at the same time, it becomes a bit like the digital world. Things are either on or off. Ones and zeros. The Mulled wine when people arrive. The lunch serves dead on at 1 pm — the after-dinner coffee at 3. This repetition can be reassuring, the one time of the year when everything is predictable. It runs ‘like clockwork’. It is what we always do. It can also feel repetitious in a negative way – dull, lifeless, something to be endured, not savoured.” (Read More)

  • New Writers

    Does oil control the world?

    Two weeks on, questions about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are yet to be answered. But the mist won’t last forever. Latest reports suggest that the Turkish Government is in possession of “audio and video recordings (Read More)
  • Europe

    Frame it, win it, eradicate It – The cultural genocide of Macedonians

    “This is what’s happening to Macedonia and Macedonians. We are being rebranded as “Northern Macedonians” and our country as “North Macedonia”, thus relinquishing the terms “Macedonian” and “Macedonia” to our biggest oppressor, Greece, and we get to read about this “victory” in the Western media every day. Our name and identity is being given away to the very country whose primary foreign policy objective is our eradication.” (Read More)

Featured topic: Macedonian name dispute

The Prespa Agreement denies Macedonia’s right to self-determination

On 30th  July 2018, the government of Zoran Zaev announced the holding of a consultative referendum on 30th September at which Macedonian voters were to be asked to vote on the following proposal: “Are you for (Read More)

FRESH NEW WRITING

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Sexism in Parliament: Could more be done to change the culture?

New Writers

“The centenary of the Representation of the People Act provides an important moment to reflect on the position of women in politics. We have a female Prime Minister, but only 32% of MPs are female, and sexist culture in the Commons is still a big issue. How can we ensure that practical change happens fast enough?” (Read More)

UK & Scotland

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Sexism in Parliament: Could more be done to change the culture?

New Writers

“The centenary of the Representation of the People Act provides an important moment to reflect on the position of women in politics. We have a female Prime Minister, but only 32% of MPs are female, and sexist culture in the Commons is still a big issue. How can we ensure that practical change happens fast enough?” (Read More)

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NHS70: The Way We Talk About The Health Service Needs To Change

UK Politics

“Whilst it has undoubtedly been the case for several years the NHS appears to be something of a sacred cow within the realm of British political discourse. It’s the closest thing we have to a state-sponsored religion and this reveals itself in the way we talk about and relate ourselves to it.” (Read More)

Now Is The Time To Codify A Constitution For Britain

Brexit

“Brexit’s is perhaps the most divisive issue ever to befall British politics. Everyone has their own take on the advantages, or pitfalls, of this leap into political uncertainty. It necessitates that Britain re-write its relationship with the European Union, requiring parliament to legislate on areas of policy that once came under the EU’s purview” (Read More)

Brexit

Brexit

Now Is The Time To Codify A Constitution For Britain

“Brexit’s is perhaps the most divisive issue ever to befall British politics. Everyone has their own take on the advantages, or pitfalls, of this leap into political uncertainty. It necessitates that Britain re-write its relationship with the European Union, requiring parliament to legislate on areas of policy that once came under the EU’s purview” (Read More)

History

Machiavelli was a striking moralist

Essays

“For Machiavelli, the people are the moral universalism at the heart of The Prince. Across 26 chapters, he directs princes to pay their attention to the limits and tolerances of the populace. Whether in hereditary, mixed, ecclesiastical or new principalities, Machiavelli attempts to achieve a delicate balance of protecting the people, protecting the prince and protecting them both from the other.” (Read More)

A Brief History of the Women’s Rights Movement in Iran (1911-1979)

History & Philosophy

“As Iran’s wealth rose from increased oil exports more money was put into the suppression of fringe groups and the further modernisation of the state. The Family Protection Law of 1968 abolished extrajudicial divorce, greatly limited polygamy, and established special Family Courts for dealing with matters relating to the new personal status legislation, although a step forward for women’s rights in Tehran, especially being pushed by female senators who only six years before could not even hold the position or push legislation in the Majles.” (Read More)

Arts

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In defence of the expert amateur

Arts & Culture

“The expert amateur, wherever they are and whatever they write about, will always have just cause to put pen to paper if they’ve got something to say that is worth reading. ” (Read More)

The Return To Morrowind

Arts & Culture

“Morrowind has a rich atmosphere stuffed with cultural diversity, history and a sense of place. An often alien world, unlike many other RPGs since; the foreign strangeness of the land is palpable. Wizards live in giant mushrooms that they have magically nurtured and have carved homes from. Middle Eastern, Japanese, and nomadic cultures are also prominent in the visuals, ranging from the architecture to the armour design” (Read More)

World

Frame it, win it, eradicate It – The cultural genocide of Macedonians

Europe

“This is what’s happening to Macedonia and Macedonians. We are being rebranded as “Northern Macedonians” and our country as “North Macedonia”, thus relinquishing the terms “Macedonian” and “Macedonia” to our biggest oppressor, Greece, and we get to read about this “victory” in the Western media every day. Our name and identity is being given away to the very country whose primary foreign policy objective is our eradication.” (Read More)





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