Category Current Events

Notes on Nationalism (1945 & Now)

Notes on Nationalism was an essay published by the famed British novelist, critic and activist George Orwell in the fall of 1945. Orwell is largely known for his other works such as Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four but Notes on Nationalism is often overlooked, perhaps due to it being an essay rather […]

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 […]

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 […]

Santa Barbara and the American Gun Issue

So I see there’s been another massacre in America, Santa Barbara California to be specific, concerning an automatic weapon and a guy who lost his shit and went insane. Yeah, I know that asshole only had handguns and not an automatic rifle but I’d still consider three Glock 34’s automatic weapons. See, this shit is […]

Russian Daredevils climb the Shanghai Tower

This video is 100% real. 650 meters off the ground with absolutely no safety equipment. One slip or mistake and they’re as good as dead. Some of the photographs they took during their ascent (the climb took in excess of 18 hours) are absolutely stunning. These two ninjas have their own Livejournal page and they really deserve the traffic […]

Review: Sherlock – Series Three

Now that the dust which kicked up on New Years Day when Sherlock returned to screens has settled fans have begun anew the agonizing wait for the seemingly inevitable series four. This series, the BBC’s Sherlock, was an absolute smash hit ever since the first episode A Study in Pink aired back in 2010. Such was its appeal that Sherlock went […]

Did You Miss Me?

Remember what I said during my recent Sherlock spoiler discussion? Remember what I said about Moriarty being dead and “in no way returning in the foreseeable future”?   Yeah, I was wrong. Series review to follow.

Some people were just ahead of the curve…

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered… I believe that banking institutions […]