Lots of political activists like to style themselves, justly or unjustly, as revolutionaries. The term has a certain cache, denoting an excitement that advocates of gradualism or the status quo struggle to obtain. But few are as truly revolutionary as the transhumanists. Communists, libertarians, anarchists and religious fundamentalists all...
BBC
Jeremy Corbyn has heavily criticised the BBC, Britain's state-owned public service broadcaster, in a documentary produced by private competitor Vice News. Speaking the morning after last month's local council elections, the socialist Labour leader attacked the BBC for its narrative, saying "there is not one story on any election anywhere in the UK that...
Polling has consistently indicated that Bernie Sanders has captivated the youth of America. The senator from Vermont has thus far taken more votes from under 30s than both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump combined. Although young voters – ‘the Millennials’ – have not turned out at the polls for...
On October 3rd, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a motion encouraging the EU not to open trade discussions in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. The motion, proposed by Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament's representative in Brexit talks, cited a lack of sufficient progress in areas such as the divorce bill, citizens'...
Castro
For half a century Fidel Castro has held sway over Cuba, seeing off sanctions, assassination attempts and even US sponsored invasions. His resistance to the US has made him an icon to many, but what price has Cuba paid for his indefatigably? Forced Labour And Firing Squads During the mid 1960s...
Did I mention we’re having a Corbyn-bashing week at the Backbencher? It’s too good to resist; the latest hilarity to come out as a legitimate viewpoint by the man himself is that he would consider backing women-only carriages. Fret not, I’m not going to go all “Men’s rights!!! Male...
After the great success of his latest film Inglourious Basterds even Quentin Tarantino might have felt a bit apprehensive about presenting his next film to the world but, if so, he needn’t have felt any trepidation, as Django Unchained has received worldwide acclaim. And not without good reason. You might...
When Jeremy Corbyn was Labour Leader, Boris looked World class. That, for Boris, is the only relevant comparison that we have, becuase he and Keir Starmer are two different sides of the same damaged political coin. With Boris star waning...
So it seems that the use of the ‘smart drug’ modafinil is on the rise. Of course, we must take into account the flawed nature of the Tab survey - the survey asked ‘Do you use study drugs?’ and obviously those who do use these drugs are more likely...
The United Nations was the world's great hope. Let it die with dignity. The years immediately following the Second World War were understandably formative ones. The sheer scale of the disaster that had consumed the globe is difficult for us to imagine today. The desire to prevent such a calamity...

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