Tag Archives: History

Stalin: maker or destroyer of nations?

There are fewer figures of the twentieth century that have achieved as much infamy and scholastic interest as Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin. Stalin’s legacy is well documented as he carried out, in the face of overwhelming opposition and steep odds, an unprecedented economic revival of the Soviet Union and elevated it to the level of an […]

Myths and Legends: Vampires

Welcome to the first part in a new series centered around the various myths, legends, and stories of the world. Truth be told, I’ve actually been thinking of a way to go about this series for a while now – I just haven’t found the proper way to do so until recently. Here are the […]

The Man Without a Country

First things first. I feel I should apologize for not updating this blog with articles recently. I have been kept incredibly busy by getting used to my new job, adjusting to my second year of study, and seeing off the rest of my family from England. Now that I’m getting used to all of the […]

The Punic Wars

As many of you know, I am a history student that has just started the second year of my three-year degree at University. However, what you may not know is that for the longest time I thought myself nailed-on to study the classical world at tertiary level rather than the frankly broader subject of world […]

The Singularity

Most of you by now know that I am currently studying towards a History degree at University but what you may not know is that I also consider myself a ‘closet white-coat’ and a ‘futurist’ at heart – I have an immense interest in science and the impact it has had on our past, present, […]

University of Exeter: First Year Reflection

It has been a while since I wrote my last reflective piece and since I have just finished my first year at the University of Exeter I feel like now is a good time to look back at what worked, what didn’t work, and my hopes for the coming year. As I alluded to during […]

Precognition: The Science of Divination

Allow me to share a personal story with you all. For the longest time I once suspected that I might have had mental problems when I was younger. It was nothing overtly serious such as split-personality disorder or being overly violent (although I did have a reputation for having a short fuse!), rather I began […]

Renaissance, Enlightenment… Revelation?

Society as we know it has been forged over the course of millennia, it has been shaped and melded by movements and ideologies that range from the sweeping vistas of Ancient Athens to the steps of Pretoria. History has shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt that modern society worldwide was created primarily through two […]

Afghanistan: The Hopeless Military Adventure

Writing a reflective piece on Afghanistan is no easy task, it a contentious and controversial subject made only more so by almost weekly reports of western troops falling at the hands of the insurgency present in the country. However, because it is such a prominent current event with deep seated historical roots it requires some […]

Gentleman of Science: Michael Faraday

History has many paradoxes but one that I feel is the most ironic and fitting is that the ‘Great Men of Science’ such as Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and Albert Einstein have all been religious men as well as scientists. Science and religion have never been on the best of terms with one another in […]