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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…

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…

Why I’m Leaving LSE- The Rant I Needed to Have

So, after having read the insightful article by Athina Khalid, I decided that it was time to tell my story as a British student who has decided to leave the LSE. I applied to the School (as did the vast…

Beveridge 2.0 launch leaves the most important things unsaid

The ‘Beveridge 2.0 – Rethinking the Welfare State’ event on November 28th was billed as the kick-off for a year long, University wide discussion on the future of the welfare state to mark the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report.…

Why I’m Leaving the LSE: Part B Editor Speaks

When I heard back from the LSE, I spent the day researching the school, looking at international rankings for my field, acceptance rates, and delving into the depths of YouTube to find videos that might provide an insight into life…

Another genocidal century awaits unless our politicians say the g-word

The 20th century is often cited as the bloodiest in human history. The two World Wars certainly played their part, but so too did the numerous genocides in the century. It is why the Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power calls…

Malcolm X: The Most Misunderstood Man of the 20th Century

Since reading the autobiography of Malcolm X, written with the assistance of Alex Haley, at the start of this year, his story has continued to intrigue me. I grew up with the assumption that Martin Luther King was the effective…

Coups: Lessons to be learnt from a different experience

The recent coup in Zimbabwe which toppled the seemingly immortal 92-year-old Robert Mugabe, who had previously seemed set to be president for life, has led to a spectacle that to some observers might seem bizarre, that of a crowd of…