George Washington a Terrorist?

A couple weeks ago some of my friends started college. One of them said that in their sociology class their teacher started the class with asking, “Is George Washington a terrorist?”, to which another friend of mine said, “Yeah, the British probably saw him as we see ISIS today”. The teacher had asked the question … Continue reading George Washington a Terrorist?

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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