LSESU Michaelmas Elections: Will They Buck The Trend Of Declining Voter Participation?

Voting begins for the LSESU Michaelmas term elections on Friday 26th October, with this year’s batch of nominated candidates duking it out for the 14 positions up for grabs this term. These range from an opening for a Disabled Students’…

Students Grill Minouche

Director Answers Tough Questions about LSE’s Brexit Fallout and the Charlottesville Protestor On Monday 15 October, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik set out her ‘New Strategy’, addressing growing concerns over plummeting student satisfaction, complaints over the quality of teaching, and…

This Is Just The Beginning For Global Trumpism

Features Editor Andrew Solender analyzes the trajectory of far-right, populist movements in Europe and around the globe, and sees no end in sight for the decline of Western liberal democracy. There was a moment, last year, when the tumult and…

A Cultural Monstrosity

Emmanuel Molding Nielsen analyses how culture has shifted from being an antidote to racism to a purveyor of populism At a recent public lecture at the LSE, Nick Clegg claimed that liberalism, amongst other things, is under sustained assault from…

Say Hello to Halo-Halo

For the first time in a long time, I had the moment. That moment. Where you’re lying in bed hours after eating and still thinking to yourself: “Damn, that was a good meal.” Josephine’s is a little Filipino gem that…

The Bigger Picture: Fashion and Mental Health

This week, Jerome Paredes and Eloise Bond talk to FLIPSIDE on the fashion show this evening and how they manage to stay sane. What is fashion to you? JP: Fashion to me isn’t about clothing, it’s this nexus point between…

From “La La Land” to the stars – “First Man” shows Chazelle’s stellar quality

“We need to fail. We need to fail down here, so we don’t fail up there”, says Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong, ahead of the launch of Apollo 11. One wonders, then, at which point in the career trajectory of 33-year…

There is No ‘Deep State’ Conspiracy Against Trump

It is necessary to address the severely flawed arguments made by Cesare Dunker in “Are Trump Voters Right To Fear The Authoritarian Deep State?”. This piece, published recently in the Beaver, argued that that the notorious New York Times op-ed…

America Will Not Win the Trade War

The ongoing trade war between China and America is one of the most significant and regrettable international events in recent years. However, the media commentary has overwhelmingly focused on Trump-bashing, without paying much attention to the finer details of the…

The Baldwin/Buckley Debate Of 1965, And How Baldwin Won It

In this dramatic account, Joss Harrison looks back at one of the most powerful yet overlooked victories of the American civil rights movement Cambridge, 1965. James Baldwin, the renowned African American social critic, meets William Buckley, a leading conservative whose…