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Why was Trump elected?

A look back into the devastating economic and social wounds of fairly recent American history can help us to understand Trump’s success

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Two slogans that define our world

Ollie Potter looks at how the results of the Brexit referendum and the US Election were surprising yet anticipated; the people are sick of the status quo

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Does it matter whether Britain ever has a black Prime Minister?

Elrica Degirmen pulls apart some claims made by a recent BBC documentary about race, class, and social mobility in politics

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A tale of two globalisations

Recent populist movements that have elected Donald Trump and led to Brexit display a need to expand our vocabulary when speaking of globalisation

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How to Trump university

Cachella Smith argues that students can apply aspects of Donald Trump’s personality to inform their own personal success

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The failures of communication

Ryan Khurana examines the nature of communication, perception, and the ineffectiveness of modern debate

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The fourth deception of humanity

Lioui Benhamou argues that Donald Trump’s victory exemplifies humanity’s inability to make political progress

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Please fix the bike pump

The bike pump outside the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons looks helpful, but is actually a danger to all cyclists

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The US Election result exposes our ignorance

The “surprised” reaction to President-elect Donald Trump’s victory says a great deal about the enclaves of opinion that many students reside in

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The ‘Left’ and the working class

Elitist, Europhile ‘leftists’ have emerged strongly from the the EU Referendum, to the detriment of working class causes

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Can nature documentaries promote conservation?

Nature documentaries have always valued themselves on being educational and entertaining — but are they teaching us anything?

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We should stop using the word “race”

In light of his experience of the University’s registration policy, Lioui Benhamou pens his thoughts on the continuing use of the term “race”