Interviews

Interviews by LSE students.

Paul Mason: “If Brexit’s the worst thing that happens to Britain, I’ll be relieved”

PostCapitalism author says in order to defeat the New Right and AI domination, we need to revisit the moral philosophy of Aristotle and reconfigure universities Go to the first half of the interview… Former Economics Editor at Channel 4 News,…

Paul Mason wants to Make Humanism Great Again

The author of PostCapitalism argues in a new book the need to renew our focus on what it means to be human so we can achieve techno-utopia Utopia is back. The idea of the ‘perfect’ society — out of fashion…

Oliver Creed – Policy Profile

The Beaver (TB): Do you think that LSE does a good job at educating and stimulating its students? Oliver Creed (OC): Yes. But it can always do a better job. It’s a renowned university, but there’s room to improve. The…

Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): David Gordon

The Beaver (TB): What is your diagnosis of LSE’s welfare problem? David Gordon (DG): I think there are multiple facets to the problem. The first thing is that people don’t know what support is available. I have an inclusion plan,…

John Mearsheimer Exclusive: Why Liberalism is Doomed

The title of this article has been amended to more accurately reflect the views expressed. John Mearsheimer is an American International relations scholar, most notable for his theory of offensive neorealism. He is currently promoting his new book ‘The Great…

Paul Preston on referendums, reburials, and the far-right in modern Spain

There are few people who can rightfully claim to have devoted their life to one country. Sir Paul Preston (Liverpool, 1946) is one of them. He sat down with The Beaver for generous 1,5-hour conversation about Spain, past and present.…

Vernon Bogdanor on Brexit: “the people should own it…if the people still want it”

Vernon Bogdanor is largely regarded as the UK’s foremost constitutional expert and is a Research Professor at King’s College London. Isabella Pojuner, News Editor at The Beaver, interviewed him on the UK’s current constitutional crisis: Brexit, before the Prime Minister…

‘The average LSE student is a bit like David Cameron’

Catherine MacLean, the Labour Society’s newly elected chair, has a lot to say. She talked to the Beaver about education, student politics and the scourge of anti-semitism on campus and in her party. In the first weeks of her first…

LSE Professor turns science of happiness towards LSE students

An LSE professor has developed an app to monitor the happiness of LSE students and staff, and to learn about how this is affected by their surroundings. The study is being done by Paul Dolan, head of the department of…

“Identity politics has corroded liberal democracy.” Matthew Goodwin meets the Beaver

In 2003, when the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were on the distant fringes of British politics, a University of Salford undergraduate saw that right-wing populists had the potential for a national – even global – takeover. Fifteen years later, Professor…