Editorial Team

Alastair Stewart

Alastair Stewart

Founder & Editor

Freelance writer and teacher based in Edinburgh and Almería. He regularly writes about politics, history, and culture for magazines across Europe.

David Bone

David Bone

Editor

David is a graduate of the University of Stirling and holds a BA (Hons) in politics.

Allen He

Allen He

Web Development

Specialities: Web Development, System Design, Photography, Data Processing, IT Support, Programming.

Our Writers

Air Pollution and Health: First formal WHO led discussion

In November, the World Health Organisation hosted in collaboration with other international organizations, the first Global Conference on Air Pollution ...
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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 ...
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Frame it, win it, eradicate It – The cultural genocide of Macedonians

If somebody told you that an entire ethnic group's name and identity was being changed to appease its oppressors, you ...
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The US is forcing Macedonia to change its name for NATO membership – to spite Russia

I figured out why Republicans have become Democrats and are allowing the State Department to still be run by the ...
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Why won’t you defend my ethnic group against hate?

I've condemned racism my entire life. I've been a human rights activist for as long as I can remember. When ...
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Can voting change Romania?

Voting is talked about as a civic duty, a political right and in some cases a privilege. Universal voting can ...
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Climate Change and Inequality: Who bears the costs of climate change?

When talking about climate change, Sealey-Huggins (2017) observes that the common discourse reduces the issue to a technical problem that is ...
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What the recent abortion bills show about the power of the Catholic Church

With Ireland and Argentina having high percentages of Catholic citizens, their recent abortion results and discussions could have a massive ...
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Sexism in Parliament: Could more be done to change the culture?

The centenary of the Representation of the People Act this year has been a time for reflection on sexism in ...
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Why the Prince of Egypt should be admired as a great biblical film

I am first going to talk about the film Noah (2014) and why this is a prime example of biblical ...
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Machiavelli was a striking moralist

“Am I politic? am I subtle? am I a Machiavel?” 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', Act III. Scene I. Behind ...
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The War on Plastic: Shared responsibility and opportunities

News of the "The War on Plastic" has recently become a prominent feature. We have seen an increase in discussions ...
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How the traditional media harms our politics

Criticising traditional media has become something of a fashionable thing to do in recent years. Since the rise of Donald ...
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Alex Jones and Social Media Censorship: What are the options?

Alex Jones is a media personality that attracts great attention, often for the wrong reasons. As the founder and main ...
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What is the Alt Right?

‘Alt Right’ is a term that sprang out of the murky depths of the internet during the 2016 election cycle ...
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To solve the housing crisis, we must recognise that there isn’t a crisis

To solve the housing crisis, we must first recognise that, to be precise, there is not 'a housing crisis', but ...
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Hidden polluters: The fashion industry and its environmental impact

The recent documentary on fast fashion on BBC, paired with news of MPs demanding an inquiry in the environmental impact ...
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Brexit: Exit stage Left

The dismal Brexit negotiations have left the British public with a poor appetite for politics. Those that voted remain believe ...
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‘The Dream’ reveals Churchill’s soul

In 1947 Sir Winston Churchill penned the only non-sequitur in his dazzling writing career. In a short essay, Churchill imagines ...
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Screenplay | Doctor Who – ‘The Dances of River Song’

'The Doctor has spent over 800 years with his wife, River Song. The Time Lord is hiding a secret, a ...
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Hiding genocide in Srebrenica?

On the 14th August, the Government of the Republika Srpska voted in favour of annulling a historic report acknowledging the ...
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Review: ‘Ali Smith and Gillian Beer in Conversation’

Gillian Beer is retired Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge, and former President of Clare Hall. Her books include ...
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I pledge allegiance to the Republican Party

I don’t know what’s more shocking, American citizens’ lack of geographical knowledge or their president and his administration’s ignoring Russia’s ...
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Empty Cradle: Are we facing a global fertility time bomb?

The American poet (of Scotch descent) William Ross Wallace wrote the poem The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the ...
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The enduring appeal of Rocky

If you regularly read my essays and articles, you'll know I despise cliches. Nevertheless, after lamentably being turned down for ...
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The 3 Issues Trump Has Whiffed On

I know what you’re thinking reading that title: U.S. president Donald Trump has whiffed on more than a small handful ...
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A Brief History of the Women’s Rights Movement in Iran (1911-1979)

A Brief History of Iran's Women's Rights Movement (1911-1979) The modern women's rights movement in Iran began in the early ...
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The genius and warning of Bradbury, Burgess and Huxley

It's become too easy to call something 'Orwellian'. We all know what it means. 'Big Brother', 'Room 101' and 'doublespeak' ...
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God bless Amazon…and comic books​

This isn’t a placement ad. I promise. No, I’ve just been musing on the genius of Amazon. It’s become the ...
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The Breakdown of Our Political Discourse

There are no exercises more important to the continuous function of any society than the conversations we have about our ...
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