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LSE should lead the way on climate change education

Institutions like LSE have the responsibility to educate all students and future leaders on the realities of climate change The dangers of climate change cannot be overstated. Climate scientists project that global temperatures may rise by as much 4 degrees…

Brexit is Impossible

What the public was sold in 2016 and since was never possible. This deal was doomed from the start by the failure to settle Brexit’s inherent contradictions When Alice says “one can’t believe impossible things” in Through the Looking-Glass, the…

An Orange Lining?

Comment editor Vince Carse reflects on how a Trump Presidency has forced him to critically examine his hard line liberal opinions in the face of an increasingly polarised political landscape. I remember being in a car ride on a trip…

Precarious Workers Need You

If you’ve been at the LSE for the past two years, you’ll likely remember the Justice for Cleaners campaign. Even if you haven’t, you may well have heard of it. The 10 month campaign, run by LSE students and United…

An Ethiopian Man’s Tribute to a Suffragette

I will always be indebted to Sylvia Pankhurst and her descendants’ commitment to enduring values of justice and freedom for all, regardless of race, gender, class or country The year 2018 marks the centenary of the year some women (those…

Misunderstandings of #MeToo Prove How Necessary the Movement Still is

This piece is a response to an article written by Kavum Chugh, “Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?” Mr. Chugh fundamentally misunderstands the #MeToo movement. In attempting to prove that it has gone too far he has in fact proved that…

Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?

As the #MeToo movement broke out, I, like most others, was inspired by the women leading the movement to stand up against the men who have brutalised them. I thought, “Maybe this will be the generation that makes sure that…

LSE100 Is Intellectually Insincere

When interviewing Paul Kelly for an article on assessment diversification, the then-ProDirector for Education at the LSE made a remark that stuck with me through the summer and into my second (and gladly final) term of LSE100.   Kelly suggested…

LSE’s 2030 Strategy is a sign of good times to come. Students should engage with it

After a year at this university, I have come to perceive that very few people around me show any excitement about the LSE. Despite its incredible offer of academic prowess, impactful and innovative research and a campus in the centre…

How to Fix American Democracy

Americans have shown a clear preference for Democrats, but without systemic reform, Republicans will continue to cling to power Contrary to some terrible punditry, there was indeed a “blue wave” in last week’s midterms, it just came up against an…