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What Does 2017 Hold for Populism in Europe?

2016, politically, will probably be remembered as the year that populism struck a blow to word politics. The campaign for Brexit, spearheaded by Nigel Farage, a man who has never been elected to Parliament despite trying 5 times, won mainly due to populist anger at immigration caused by the media. Donald Trump, an extremely wealthy-businessman, […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: A Small Circus // Hans Fallada

Title: A Small Circus (Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben) Author: Hans Fallada What I Think So Far: This is a portrait of its time. Written in 1931, A Small Circus tells of the small town of Altholm in rural Pomerania, Germany, in 1929. Whereas Fallada’s other novels, such as Alone in Berlin, The Drinker and Little Man, What […]Read More

What on Earth is going on with Greece?

Owen Jones, among many other political journalists, was quick to clarify that the Greeks’ decision to reject EU bailout proposals following a referendum on Sunday was a ‘win for democracy’. The ‘No’ result – winning with 61% of the votes and forming the majority decision in all Greek constituencies and sub-regions, showed that Greece was […]Read More