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Dame Minouche exhibits her LSE 2030 strategy at School-Wide Forum

On Friday 2 November, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik and members of the School Management Committee hosted a town hall addressing LSE’s 2030 Strategy – set to launch in March of next year. This event was the final in a…

The Beaver’s guide to the 2018 elections

With the terrifying rise of far-right populism throughout the western world, politics has acquired a new air of urgency. While the policy impacts of the rise of Trumpism have been severe, they have spawned a positive tertiary phenomenon: record political…

“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…

An Interview with the “Gen Sec Living”: Zulum Elumogo

Zulum Elumogo is the General Secretary of the LSE Students’ Union 2018-19. He graduated last year having studied Social Policy and Government. He is also an incredibly talented dancer and choreographer, showcasing his work for the annual LSESU African-Caribbean talent…

This Is Just The Beginning For Global Trumpism

Features Editor Andrew Solender analyzes the trajectory of far-right, populist movements in Europe and around the globe, and sees no end in sight for the decline of Western liberal democracy. There was a moment, last year, when the tumult and…

A Cultural Monstrosity

Emmanuel Molding Nielsen analyses how culture has shifted from being an antidote to racism to a purveyor of populism At a recent public lecture at the LSE, Nick Clegg claimed that liberalism, amongst other things, is under sustained assault from…

The Baldwin/Buckley Debate Of 1965, And How Baldwin Won It

In this dramatic account, Joss Harrison looks back at one of the most powerful yet overlooked victories of the American civil rights movement Cambridge, 1965. James Baldwin, the renowned African American social critic, meets William Buckley, a leading conservative whose…

“Ninety-five percent of economics is common sense.” Ha-Joon Chang on Brexit, trade and Kpop

The Beaver editor sat down with the Cambridge economist, whose ideas about trade and development have influenced policymakers and academics the world for over two decades. Professor Chang’s books have sold in the millions, and their author celebrated for his…

Are Trump Voters Right To Fear The Authoritarian Deep State?

The authoritarian ‘deep state’ in Washington showed its face this week, amplifying Trump’s call to drain the swamp. This week The New York Times published an article titled ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ anonymously. The…

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cultural Appropriation

A few days ago, an anonymous writer submitted a piece (found here) that lamented the use of the term ‘cultural appropriation,’ writing that ‘we should appreciate and respect other people’s cultures, learn from them, incorporate them in our society.’ Whilst…