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The Only Revolution We Need Is A Totalitarian One

The Only Revolution We Need Is A Totalitarian One

Backbencher October 25, 2013 9

Reece Warren argues that a more pluralist revolution would mean going in the wrong direction I watched Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview. I couldn’t help but admire his passion (and arguable ignorance) and, in addition,

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An Ancient Greek look at our modern politics of rhetoric

An Ancient Greek look at our modern politics of rhetoric

Backbencher October 9, 2013 6

It is a fact that rhetoric has become accepted as a fundamental aspect of modern politics. Many would say that it is unavoidable, that rhetoric is inevitably involved with political speaking because politicians must

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Can there ever be a just war, or is there just war?

Can there ever be a just war, or is there just war?

Michael St George September 6, 2013 0

Is there a philosophical justification for war in the contest of Syria Several hundreds of articles have been written in a persuasive manner over the past week and beyond regarding whether or not the

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I Hate Democracy

I Hate Democracy

Backbencher July 12, 2013 8

Democracy isn’t necessarily the best form of Government, argues Reece Warren Let’s start with the more well-known argument of John Stuart Mill’s ‘Tyranny of the majority’ – that democracy is merely the oppression by

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Does Human Nature Justify Political Authority?

Does Human Nature Justify Political Authority?

Backbencher June 21, 2013 0

 What level of interference we require from the Government Does our human nature mean that we require authority? Even from a young age it’s drilled into most of us that this is the case

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The State As Oppressor?

The State As Oppressor?

Backbencher May 31, 2013 1

Can the state be said to be an oppressor? The view that the state is an oppressor would be held by two particular ideologies: anarchism (which stems from anarchia – defined as no rule),

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Should we respect religious beliefs? Or merely tolerate them?(Pt2)

Backbencher May 26, 2013 0

In Part 2 of his latest two-part discussion, Sami Steinbock addresses a key tension at the intersection of the liberal secular and the religious spheres. In this concluding part of my discussion, I want

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Should we respect religious beliefs? Or merely tolerate them?

Backbencher May 24, 2013 1

In Part 1 of his latest two-part discussion, Sami Steinbock addresses a key tension at the intersection of the liberal secular and the religious spheres Globalisation is creating an ever more intertwined and multicultural

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Is The State An Organic Entity?

Is The State An Organic Entity?

Backbencher May 17, 2013 0

Does Burkean notion of the state as an organic entity still apply?  The view that the state is an organic entity was famously coined by Burke who stated that in order for both the

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E.F. Schumacher: A New Kind of Economics

E.F. Schumacher: A New Kind of Economics

Backbencher April 3, 2013 0

  E.F. Schumacher (1911-1977) was born in Bonn, Germany and would become one of the most influential economic thinkers of the 20th Century. His most well known book, Small is Beautiful: A Study of

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