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The Alt-Right Death Cult, Fascist Memes and Me

By J.T. Stokes For the past year I have been fascinated with the progressive left’s most versatile enemy to date – the Alt-Right. This fascination stemmed from two main sources. Firstly, from an earnest academic interest in the nature and…

Is Direct Rule Inevitable in Northern Ireland?

By Oliver Wheeler For the first time since the creation of a devolved Northern Irish legislature in 1921, unionists have lost their majority in a snap election that took place on March 2nd. The Democratic Unionist Party, the strongest party…

The Long Read: Why I’m Leaving the LSE

By Aiden Singh It is the main organ of the human nervous system. It regulates our sleep patterns, produces our vision, and ensures the proper functioning of our vital organs. And, most importantly to social scientists, it is responsible for…

China’s Rise and Superpower Warfare

By K Goh The meteoric rise of China as an economic power in the last three decades has led International Relations theorists such as John Mearsheimer to predict the coming of intense conflict between the People’s Republic of China and…

Fighting for Free Speech in Turkey

By Paula Grabosch Journalism is not a crime. With these words emblazoned across their banners, protesters drove through Berlin and other German cities last week in solidarity with Deniz Yücel. The #FreeDeniz movement was brought to life after the German-Turkish…

America First, Democracy Second?

By Zikai Chua “Enemies of the people” was the phrase US President Donald Trump used to describe media outlets which publish what he labels “fake news”. The 45th President of the United States has faced intense scrutiny, often accompanied by…

Navigating Choppy Waters: The Donald and Diplomacy

By Jeremy Wong With Donald Trump now the President of the United States, the world watches his every move; trying to analyse and figure out the motivations as well as the implications of his new policies. Trump is not known…

The End of the Road for South Sudan?

By Anonymous After the traumatic experience of the Sudanese Civil War, including massacres and the kidnap of children to be sold into slavery, the declaration of South Sudanese independence on the 6th July 2011 was a day of rejoicing. Crowds…

Dividing Lines: The Perils of Patriotism

By Josh McCarthy Patriotism [NOUN]: The quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country. That’s what Oxford’s academics have to say. But it’s clear that loving one’s country is not a switch turned off or on. The essence of…

The Fractured Republic: Renewing the American Social Contract in the Age of Individualism

By Preslav Tonkov In his treatise, The Politics, Aristotle laid the foundations for modern political science by suggesting that “man is by nature a political animal”. The essence of Aristotle’s argument is that we cannot live outside of society because…