Alex Lumsden analyses UKIP’s woes and what Nigel Farage can reasonably expect come the general election.
In this article, Sanny Mulubale discusses the importance of Nelson Mandela’s freeing from prison as one of the politically pivotal moments of the 20th century, and the lessons that were learnt from Mandela.
‘Justice cannot be for one side alone’: putting “international” back into the International Criminal Court.
Phil Armitage argues that the International Criminal Court should be taking a much tougher and thorough stance to war crimes, to not only rid claims of racism and to bring justice to all those affected.
In this article, Jackson Shuttleworth argues that human nature should not be understood in purely negative terms, but as a socially dependent, variable, phenomenon.
Here, Sean McIntosh debates the idea of making it illegal to eat animals
Gregory Pichorowycz looks at the rise of ‘Islamaphobia’ and analyses Islam’s place in Europe amidst contending notions
Max Evans suggests that ostracising Paolo Di Canio for his political statements is to over simplify them.
Andrew Tromans explores inequality in Brazil.
Nicole Froio believes that it was John Lennon that inspired hundreds of thousands of people and that Lennon was full of enthusiasm for peace even if they were not all successful.
Having recently returned from China where I taught at a university in one of the country’s biggest cities, I was amazed at how effectively the Chinese government continues to control information in the country. Over the last year, international news has been filled with stories of whistle-blowers and people evading the control of those who would limit their freedom to speech, facilitated largely by increased access to the internet. A new era of grassroots democracy appears to be taking hold all around the world. However, despite a few isolated rumours of a yet-to-emerge ‘Jasmine Revolution’, to me such a phenomenon could not have seemed less likely to occur in China. It is of course common knowledge internationally that the Chinese government suppresses free speech and enforces strict censorship laws, and of course the Chinese themselves are at least vaguely aware of this.But what I found more remarkable was the subtle use of propaganda by the government, which appeared to have great effect on my students without most of them even realising.