The Terror of Climate Change

As the climate change debate looms over the world an important aspect many have not considered is the effect of climate change on Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG). The link between climate change and NSAG's is not simple and linear by any means. Climate change and it's increasing impact does not directly lead to instability and … Continue reading The Terror of Climate Change

Against Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is one of the most contentious topics on the internet, largely due to the fact that it directly effects internet users and ISPs alike.  While many tech moguls and blogosphere titans are virulently pro-Net-Neutrality, their opinions are lacking in nuance and are heavily influenced by the interests of some of the internet's largest … Continue reading Against Net Neutrality

Where is the Alt-Right Going?

The Alt-Right is a right-wing populist movement centered on nationalism, protectionism, and opposition to immigration. They try to brand themselves as an "alternative to the mainstream conservatives" and encompass a diverse range of right-wing ideologies from Trump Conservatives to people who take the movement to a more radical, racist, and fascist route. Recently the movement … Continue reading Where is the Alt-Right Going?

A Critique of the Political Compass

The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass

The Case for Classical Liberalism

Liberalism today is associated with social liberalism and social democracy, yet it is a word which once was representative of liberty in both the cultural and economic sense. To fully understand what liberalism represented, it is important to understand its effect on modern society. In the 17th century in England, the ideas of early liberalism … Continue reading The Case for Classical Liberalism

Against Nationalism: How Nationalism is Un-American

In the course of the past couple of years, the United States and the world at large have held a renewed interest in nationalism. Whereas it was the Left who reacted against the globalization of the 1990s, the story of 21st Century globalization under the internet has been protested the most by people on the … Continue reading Against Nationalism: How Nationalism is Un-American

The Alternative Right and Assad

The Alternative Right has certainly been active force over the past two years. After Hillary Clinton publicized the Alt-Right in an August speech, the group has become a routine part of national political discourse. Steve Bannon, the former editor in chief of Breitbart, which he once described as “a platform for the alt-right” became part … Continue reading The Alternative Right and Assad

Bank Regulations and Bailouts

One of the most heated debates in today's economic atmosphere is whether we should regulate private businesses or not, and normally I would take the side of not regulating unless we were discussing the banking industry. However, regulations are not all we need for the banking industry, we also need bailouts. If we have both … Continue reading Bank Regulations and Bailouts