Author Archives: Lyncath

The Internationalisation of American Psychiatry, an Historical Case Study (1909 – 1973)

Regardless of how much one attempts to divorce it from them, the histories of psychiatry and mental health care can only be understood in their social, political and cultural contexts. In practice, there are three methods historians can employ for ventures such as these. Firstly, and typically, studies can be restricted by historians to individual […]

The British Empire and the Chinese Empire: A Comparative Study

Whether it was a lack of relevant material, language barriers, a lack of interest or worse patronizing representations attributed to a Eurocentric mentality historians writing comparative histories of empires have faced issues when articulating their work. Revised ethno-histories of empires would not really take off until Edward Said, seeking to cull Eurocentric practices in the […]

The American Century

The following is a paper submitted as part of my Master’s degree in History. The paper is a ‘historiographical study’, a paper which considers the viewpoints of historians and how arguments have developed. Regardless, I am hoping you get something out of it as the topic it covers is extremely important. Since it is an […]

Brexit: England’s ‘Kobayashi Maru’

Nearly three months have passed since the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a close referendum roughly split between 52% in favour of the motion and 48% against. When that momentous decision was made then-prime minister David Cameron resigned in the belief that he no longer held a mandate to […]

President Trump

Donald Trump is going to win the US presidential election this coming November and will be sworn in as the 45th president of the republic in January of 2017. It is an alarming reality that many across the world initially laughed off as an impossibility, but it is a reality that has taken corporeal form […]

Film Review – Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Director: Zack Snyder Producer: Charles Roven Studio: DC Entertainment Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons By now you have probably seen the fallout unfold from the initial critical reception of this film on Rottentomatoes and have seen fans come to its defense on IMDB. People on both sides of […]

Donald Trump: A Force for Good?

Donald Trump’s rise to prominence in American politics has been remarkable to say the very least. In addition to being the definition of a left… well… right field candidate he is something of a walking paradox. He has both united and divided groups among the American electorate, polarized public opinion while running a campaign largely […]