Tags : opinion

Mass Effect 2 Won’t Let Me Be Mean

So, I recently started playing Mass Effect 2 (2010) – I know, ten years late to the whole thing – and I rather enjoyed it. As a fan of strategy games, the combination of role-playing elements and third-person gun-play is an invigorating change. Through the first couple of playthroughs, though, I was pretty much exclusively […]Read More

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

Qualified Immunity: How it became a violation of constitutional rights

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, George Floyd. These names, and many more, have become household since a video of a Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George Floyds neck, went viral at the end of May. Leading to worldwide protests in over 60 countries internationally and already being crowned the […]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 Government’s Roadmap To Reopen Theatres: A Package Of Empty

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns around the world, has impacted on everyone. Every aspect of our lives has been changed radically – and many people have suffered as a result. The industry most disproportionately affected by Coronavirus is the arts and culture sector. Theatres and cultural venues across the UK were […]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

Does Art Require a Social Purpose?

“The idea of ‘art for art’s sake’ is as strange in our times as ‘science for science’s sake’. All human activities must serve mankind if they are not to remain useless and idle occupations,” Russian philosopher Nikolay Chernyshevsky once said.  To “serve mankind”, Chernyshevsky implies, is to assist the development of man’s consciousness and improve […]Read More

The Murder of George Floyd & How to be an

The murder of George Floyd has rocked America. The 46-year-old unarmed black man died in police custody, as a white officer handcuffed and kneeled on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite saying that he could not breathe. The initial issue arose when a grocery store clerk thought he cashed in a fake $20 bill. However, […]Read More

The British Art of Post-Truth Politics

Last December, a gang of thugs waltzed into No.10 under the cover of an Orwellian mist. They had spoken the right words in convenient soundbites, said yes to the right interviews and crucially, no to others. The victorious party is now run by ‘Dom’ who’s groomed himself into the ominous Machiavellian villain lurking in the […]Read More

The Invisible Crises: Protecting Human Rights During a Pandemic

It has been nearly 5 months since the first evidence of a viral outbreak was detected in the city of Wuhan. Since December 2019, we have seen significant loss on both the personal and governmental level, with over 9,000,000 infections and 475,123 deaths (all statistics correct as of 23/06/2020) around the world, and the crippling […]Read More

Boris Johnson and His Ideal Society

Boris Johnson had what alcoholics call a ‘moment of clarity’ whilst on his sickbed, announcing, “there is such a thing as society”; a superficial contradiction of Thatcherism. Where Thatcher may have little in common, rhetorically speaking, with Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, the outcome of her policies illustrates some similarity. The Russian-American author’s novels, The […]Read More