Letters

Short pieces by readers giving their opinion on views previously expressed in the paper or recent events.

Take Two: the Second Referendum and the Game of Frames

I received my call to write this article, covering a debate on the Second Referendum in collaboration with LSE’s own Debate Society, under intriguing circumstances. Initially hesitant to write about an issue so polarizing as Brexit, one day, scuffling out…

Letter to the editor: LSE and climate change

It is very good to see a debate in ‘The Beaver’ about sustainability at LSE, and climate change in particular (‘A Changing Climate at LSE’ and ‘LSE and the climate emergency’). LSE has set up a Sustainability Advisory Group consisting…

Letter to the editor: LSE and the climate emergency

Dear Sir, In regard to the Comment article LSE and the Climate Emergency , where two anthropology students call for a so-called ‘net zero’ LSE by 2025: the goal is both meaningless and harmful.  Immediately, an issue arises with the…

Why Violence is an Integral Part of Gilet Jaunes

A response to Ben Townend’s article: “Yellow Vests or Yellow Bellies?“ “If they truly wanted to change the political landscape of their country, they would have employed much more intelligent and reasonable methods of doing so”. This is how the…

A Response to: ‘Political Correctness has gone too far at LSE’

To make my bias clear, I share the Author’s conviction that a politically correct campus could certainly go too far in terms of stifling opinions that deserve a hearing, even if just to prove them incorrect. But, like other readers…

Dear White People: Not Everything is About You

[Author’s note: the problems addressed in this article apply to a wide spectrum of discriminatory relationships, including race relations, gender relations, identity relations, etc. The reason that this is aimed at White people is that this is the existing conversation;…

Unlock the Potential

On the morning of March 2nd 2017, I was in trouble. It was the day before ABLAZE 2017, the most important event on the African-Caribbean Society’s (“ACS”) calendar. For the first time in its history, we were hosting it at…

The Lessons of McMafia: A Response to ‘The Russian Threat is Real’

Why Britain does not need to prepare for a Russian invasion… At a conference somewhere sometime held under Chatham House rules, I heard from a journalist from a distinguished British publication that the British press had one particular rule one…

BPOC’s reply to “The Poverty of Labels”

Dear Anonymous, I would like to thank you for your piece, providing an insight into the minds of those who believe we live in a society of racially harmony. You also, thankfully, illustrated a much needed point about the dearth…

On the Lack of Contact Hours

Whilst it is common for LSE students to appear on campus for as little as four hours per week (given that attendance at class is compulsory and most undergraduates take four courses), at other universities students may be subjected to…

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