Comment Editor
55 Articles0 Comments

Comment: The last man standing in the War on Drugs

In response to ‘Green Beast: LSE Should Stigmatize, Not Normalise Marijuana Use’, published online 01/02/2020: a piece arguing that the negative psychological effects of marijuana require a rethink of the current trend of normalising the drug.  I work in the…

Join Comment Today

The Beaver’s Comment section has seen two running article series concerning heated political issues: ‘Thatcher’s LSE?’ and ‘Should LSE Back Brexit?’. Enclosed are the current articles within each discussion: Thatcher’s LSE?: Thatcher’s LSE: the Queen of Capitalism Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy…

For 2020, LSE Must Help Get Brexit Done

What are you doing to help get Brexit done? With victory comes vindication. December 12th’s election saw a resounding landslide win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and a definitive answer to the question: will Brexit ever get done? This result has…

Qualified Without a Degree

Bader Almutawa In this day and age, most jobs require that the applicant has a degree in a related field. For example, an accountant most likely has at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting. A mechanical engineer with a postgraduate…

Tourist visa? More like a political visa!

Bader Almutawa The concept of a visa is quite simple. A prospective traveller is supposed to fulfil certain requirements set by the host country’s government in order to travel to said country. However, there can often be complications beyond this…

We cannot celebrate Thatcher or Johnson.

Thatcher decimated the North, removed opportunities from the working class and poisoned Britain, Johnson will do the same… One of the most enriching aspects of attending LSE is mixing with people of different nationalities, ethnicities and classes. We should all…

Sentient and serious: the threat of AI

A 2020 candidate for the U.S. Presidential election refers to it as the upcoming onslaught of the ““disintegration of our society from the greatest economic transformation”. Artificial Intelligence (A.I) is causing widespread anxiety across business, science and economists. Now Democratic…

LSESU Grimshaw Club launches symposium

By Florit Shoihet LSESU’s oldest society, LSESU Grimshaw Club, launched on 25 November a Symposium on ‘The Changing Face of International Affairs.’ The event featured a series of networking afternoons and evening lectures, along with interactive student events, such as…

LSE Summer Ball date announced

After two years of student campaigning, LSESU announced that the school will be holding its first-ever Summer Ball on Saturday, 13 June, 2020. The Union released this information through a Facebook post on Wednesday, 11 December.  William Stein, a first-year…

Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy of Liberty

Max Marlow is the President of the LSE Hayek Society. He is also a second-year History and Politics student. Michael Shapland’s (Beaver Comment Editor) recent article on the LSE’s relationship with the Thatcher regime was well-researched, articulate and particularly poignant…