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…

Ignorance is not bliss: a case for caring

A rebuttal was offered a few weeks ago in response to a Comment piece written by a powerful member of this newspaper. However boring it must have been, I admire the effort taken to point out the glaring errors, poor…

Explanation Rebellion: the Art of Debate

What happens when one hosts a debate where all participants are largely united in belief, politics and purpose? On Thursday the 5th of December the LSE found out… The LSE Debate Society’s Fabian series undertook a shift from its head…

Feminism, as watered down as your common house plant

In today’s West, there’s no debate that feminism is more readily accepted than ever. Since my first waking moment of self awareness, I can distinctly recall the feelings of gender injustice and prejudice I faced. Hopelessness was cultivated through the…

Academics ask: Should we be the London School of Economics OR Political Science?

It was billed as an epic clash between two major disciplines, and despite the odds, an unlikely winner emerged from a packed debate on Tuesday (Feb 12) to resolve a burning question – is Economics or Political Science the more…

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…

Societies Report Abundance Of Fresh Meat

The beginning of the 2018/19 academic session has seen a new influx of undergraduate and graduate freshers, with many societies reporting an significant increase in the number of students attending ‘Give It A Go’ or introductory sessions. The Beaver News…

Editorial: On the Free Speech debate that’s rocking campus

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  In true LSE fashion, this past week the university and its students have been caught up in a media whirlwind over the free speech debate on campus, which seems to have branched off innumerably, much…