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Iraq’s right to be left alone from American imperialism

News Editor, Jeffrey Wang, argues that now that the Iraqi people have spoken, America must respect their wish to be left alone.  And, to leave them alone. During the fallout of the treacherous and illegal assassination of Iranian leader Qassem…

Green Beast: LSE Should Stigmatise, Not Normalise Marijuana Use

What should we think about when we consider legalising cannabis?  One sultry summer afternoon in the middle of 2017, I sat on the edge of Oxford’s Thames River stretch smoking weed with some friends. They were kayakers who both had…

Have sex, not babies

Let’s start debating procreating. I come from a very conservative and traditional village in the middle of the English countryside, where the local aristocrats go fox hunting, the local primary school has a thatched roof, and the Lady of the…

Scruton’s LSE: losing a genius, losing a friend (RIP 1944 – 2020)

How is Sir Roger Scruton’s legacy intertwined with the LSE? Last week, the world lost one of the most well-read, creative, and impassioned people to ever grace the earth. He wrote plays, books aplenty and contributed more to the intellectual…

For 2020, LSE must not let Brexit silence democracy

Why is it so dangerous to urge every citizen to support Brexit? It’s only been 2020 for about 30 seconds, and the discourse surrounding Brexit from both sides is already giving me a headache. The article “For 2020, LSE Must…

LSE populists and virtue signallers should reconcile

Why has student politics become so polarised and what can we do to help change this? By Sagal Mohamed At some point the ideological underpinnings on which left and right-wing supporters made their arguments were replaced by the views of…

2020. New Year, Same You

2019 is over, and lo and behold, 2020 is upon us. I am not going to lie; it was a weird one for me. It was not a great year, and you won’t find those ridiculously long stories documenting every-goddamn-day…

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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…