Is 2018 the beginning of the end for Europe as we know it?

With one of the greatest opponents of the European integration project set to leave the European Union in 2019, various European leaders advocating the integration vision will be now more able than ever before to make it a reality. Apart…

Democracy in crisis: A critique of ‘individualistic’ culture

Aristotle once said that ‘anyone who does not partake of society, is either a beast or god.’ Aristotle makes two distinct points: that political enfranchisement is a civil virtue; and that the social conditioner of which is essential to human…

No, President Trump – Pakistan is not to blame for US failures in Afghanistan

On Monday 1st January, the President of the United States began the new year by indicting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan via his Twitter feed. As is characteristic of Trump, we saw an incoherent and baseless tirade against a foreign…

The Racism Behind Logan Paul’s Vlogs in Japan

Videos which the YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded featuring a dead body he discovered while in Japan’s Aokigahara forest and pranks he got up to while travelling through Japan have earned widespread criticism, and not undeservedly. Although he remarks that he…

Why There Should Not be a Second EU Referendum

Last week, Nigel Farage once again attracted media attention through stating, rather surprisingly, that there should “maybe” be a second Brexit referendum. His reasoning is that it would put an end to the “whinging and whining” of the Remainers. Many…

Death of the Disposable

Over Christmas, in an attempt make the most of the short period of time between lectures and exams, I decided to restrict my social media usage. With Lent term exams looming and limited time to spend with friends and family,…

“When you’re about 16 they go from Aww he’s cute to Ahh he’s shite.” Lewis Capaldi interview

Adam sits down with the Scottish singer-songwriter to discuss celebrity fans, working with Frank Ocean’s producer, and the 21-year-old’s skincare routine.   You’ve been nominated for BBC Sound of 2018, I just saw TIME magazine put you on their 5…

Withering Wodehouse?

While growing up, I was occasionally subject to my father’s gentle reproaches for not reading PG Wodehouse’s (“Plum”) novels. His ultimate compliment to a witty turn of phrase was “This is just Wodehouse”. My preference then was for, what I…

LSE to award new PhD Studentships

The London School of Economics is offering new Ph.D. Studentships for 2018 entries. The School is ready to hand out a minimum of three scholarships to those students whose Ph.D., regardless of the Department, addresses ‘The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities’.…

LSE Campus Becomes Battleground for Economist Civil War

To mark 500 years since the beginning of the Catholic Reformation, ‘Rethinking Economics’, a progressive economics campaign group, nailed its ‘33 theses’ to the doors of the LSE Student Union building. The organisation claimed on its website that the stunt…