Laurence Fox and the Problem With Celebrity Politics

The only thing more irritating than watching celebrities being pressured by journalists into giving forced opinions on current affairs, is watching celebrities voluntarily giving their opinions and expecting people to care. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing inherently bad about someone in the public eye sharing their opinion; It takes a lot of guts to […]Read More

Johnson’s New Obesity Laws are Terrible and I Can Prove

I’m not sure whether it comes from a place of abject stupidity or performative bureaucracy, but Boris Johnson, even by his own standards, has really reached a new low. His new ‘Obesity Strategy’ to combat COVID-19 is a ridiculous mess that is at best just pointless, authoritarian government intervention and at worst damaging to the […]Read More

Why ‘Debate’ is Crucial Now More Than Ever

The process of debate is one of the founding principles of democracy. The notion of ‘debate’ rests upon the fact that bad ideas and toxic points of view can be weeded out using a mixture of logic, evidence, and critical thinking. Debating culture, however, has often been marred by the stereotypical ‘devil’s advocate’ player. A […]Read More

The Problem with Peterson’s ‘Cultural Marxism’

Jordan Peterson is one of the largest forefront thinkers in Canada. You probably know his name from his recent book ‘The 12 Rules for Life’ or his lesser-known but more important work ‘Maps of Meaning’. If not, you may probably know him as the professor that ‘owned’ a Channel 4 news anchor in a viral […]Read More

The Book That Could End Trump’s Presidency

Michael Wolff was an author who made his name through his famous book ‘Fire and Fury’. This was a book that hit headlines hugely near the beginning of the Donald Trump presidency. Its purpose was to highlight the disgusting behaviour exhibited by not only Trump himself, but by the staffers and campaigners throughout his campaign […]Read More

Censorship and Fascism: The Rise of the Far-Right

It seems to be a universal truth that one of the most difficult concepts for any young teenager to grasp from secondary school history is how Adolf Hitler was able to rise to power. I was baffled during Year 9 history when we found out that Hitler, who as far as any of us were […]Read More

Orwell’s Essays: Relevancy In Modernity

George Orwell is without a doubt one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His novels such as Animal Farm and 1984 have been cited countless times over the past 80 years and you need only read them to see why. Orwell gained his fame through his outspoken stance on topics such as […]Read More

Keeping Up With the Coronavirus: MythBusters Edition

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be more questionable information on the internet than ever. From headlines telling us not to worry because it’s ‘just the flu’ to news outlets telling us that the virus was deliberately manufactured by Chinese scientists to achieve world domination. It’s a tough job for anyone […]Read More

Neuralink: The Dangerous Pipe-Dreams Of A Billionaire

There is no question that Elon Musk currently ranks among the most influential billionaires of the 21st century. Among the likes of Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Musk has managed to carve himself out as perhaps one of the most relatable and down-to-earth of the western elite, starting with his early creation of […]Read More