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Consumer culture stifles the very attributes we should strive for. Photo: Neil Girling @ Flickr

Consumerism is imprisoning us… in bars of freedom.

It is true to say that we can now all buy more goods than ever before in human history. Goods, pointless and ...

We all spend far too much time on Facebook. Photo: West McGowan @Flickr

Does social media connect people?

Yes David Brierley When my parents went to university, their most profound memory of the first few months was the general awkwardness of meeting ...

Photo: robertmoloney1964@ Flickr

The Instagram Effect

Flashing lights, perfectly messy hair, not a worry in the world—everyone on your Facebook newsfeed seems to have had the time of ...

Consumer culture stifles the very attributes we should strive for. Photo: Neil Girling @ Flickr

Consumerism is imprisoning us… in bars of freedom.

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We all spend far too much time on Facebook. Photo: West McGowan @Flickr

Does social media connect people?

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Photo: robertmoloney1964@ Flickr

The Instagram Effect

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A child carries the flag of Palestine. Photo: rustystewart @Flickr

Should we criticise Israel?

Ben Farren criticises Israel as a people, a state, and a force whilst Deepanshi retorts self-defence is an immutable right in the face of terrorism

Consumer culture stifles the very attributes we should strive for. Photo: Neil Girling @ Flickr

Consumerism is imprisoning us… in bars of freedom.

Consumerism is making us all crazy; Joe Evans has been unstrapped to tell us all why

Fast food is not our only temptation, but it is our most obvious in the 21st century. Photo: dongkwan @Flickr

Pigging out

It’s not too late to save our bacon, argues Alexander Newton

The true extent of Google's monopoly continues to spread. Photo: PatrickBarry@Flickr

Keep your word—”Don’t be Evil”, Google.

Google is on track for world domination and nobody, not even Joe Evans, is going to stop them

Facebook is already known to be addictive. But will we be using it for more and more? Photo: 2wenty @Flickr

Facebook may soon promote extremism

Lauren Wills: Facebook is an egotistical façade perfect for extremism, and it’s going to get worse.

We all spend far too much time on Facebook. Photo: West McGowan @Flickr

Does social media connect people?

David Brierley and Samuel Gilmore respond to the pressing question about the imposing effects of social media; is it, or is it not beneficial?

Photo: robertmoloney1964@ Flickr

The Instagram Effect

Marina Iskander discusses the unobtainably high standards that we set ourselves on social media.

Many religious people actively support the LGBT community. Photo: polomex @Flickr

The LGBT World and Religion—Friends or Foes?

David Brierley has written us a short piece on whether or not the LGBT community can coexist with religion without issue.

A contingent of UN Peacekeepers in South Sudan. We should be keeping the peace in Iraq and Syria too, argues Bruce Tang. Photo: United Nations @Flickr

The Criminal Negligence of Non-Intervention

Bruce Tang argues that we can never permit the suffering of others, even if it is politically unpopular.

The previous Iraq Conflict is still fresh in the minds of many Westerners. Photo: Stephen Melkisethian @Flickr

The Blunt Tool of Intervention will Bludgeon the West’s Democracies

Joe Evans argues that the price of intervention in Syria and Iraq is too high and how intervention in fundamental Islam will further undermine the fractured link between us and our politicians.

Religion is not exclusively detrimental, but it is neither exclusively beneficial. Photo: jaetographer @ Flickr

Religion: Force of Evil or Force for Good?

Ben Farren and Samuel Gilmore argue each side of the coin in answer to the question: Is religion detrimental to society?

Latest polls have Yes and No neck and neck; are we going to see the breakup of the United Kingdom? Photo: London Permaculture @Flickr

A Disunited Kingdom?

Comment Editors Marcus Johns and Morris Seifert argue either side of the debate over Scottish Independence