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Presidential pondering: A philosophical analysis

Obama’s 2008 election was probably the first time so many of the millennial generation followed politics in any detail. Personally, the momentous campaign ...

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Stop crying Hitler

Did you know that Adolf Hitler and Barack Obama bear striking similarities to one another? It may sound like an indulgence of ...

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

We are moving through the best part of ‘Dry January’. I say "the best part" both quantitatively and qualitatively, as the very ...

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Presidential pondering: A philosophical analysis

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 1
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Stop crying Hitler

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 2
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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 3
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Presidential pondering: A philosophical analysis

What are the real reasons that made the American public choose Trump to be their commander-in-chief, and what does it mean for the United States?

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Stop crying Hitler

David Moseley draws upon reactions from both ends of the political spectrum to argue that we must be more acute in our historical comparisons

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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

From the Olympics to the Tour De France, 2016 was a year full of British sporting success stories. But what can they teach us about national identity, immigration and Brexit?

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Elliott Mills takes a stern look into the pint glass with a precise analysis of the merits, difficulties, and confusions of Dry January

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Why Manchester Students’ Union supports BDS

Sara Khan defends the SU’s support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign, and challenges claims that the movement is anti-Semitic

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Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new level

Richard Hammond’s comments about homosexuality reveal a worrying underbelly of prejudice that still pervades popular culture

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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

In light of the SU’s decision to endorse the BDS campaign, Sam Glover asks whether the global boycott movement is the best route to progress

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2016, psychedelia and The Beatles

2016 has seen the build up of events of the last few decades finally burst — and The Beatles saw it coming

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The devilish web

In times of such high political stakes, we need to move away from social media and onto the street in a more inclusive effort for change

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The Italian referendum: what now?

Italians have rejected Prime Minister Renzi’s reform and are left wondering about the alternatives

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A response to “Everyday Feminism: Take control of yourselves”

Ilya Cereso argues that the article mirrors how issues of oppression within our societies are too often generalised and oversimplified

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The French election will be pivotal for Europe’s future

The political progress of Europe in the post-war era is being threatened by the rightwards movement of French politics