So let it be with Caesar?
Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know
The Pentagon has drawn up a report that accuses Wikileaks of being a threat to US national security. Wikileaks is a website where whistleblowers can publish documents anonymously without fear that they can be tracked and therefore punished. The website has published videos of the US army and Air for
Competition is a boon not a bane. In economics we are made to believe that if regulation was removed altogether we will have perfect free market economies in the long run; that will be more efficient than any economic scenario imaginable in the short run.
In academia: The idea that competiti
Should there be a minimum weight limit for professional models?
In our modern and media influenced society there is an increasing presentation of beauty in women, using extremely thin models. Petite, skinny and beautiful models are frequently size zero (UK size 4) and labelled as such, promote th
It certainly seems like it matters where you go to university. There is great competition for top universities around the world. Many even pay a lot more to get into one of the best universities; presumably there is some reward for the cost at the end. Is a first or 2/1 from Oxford really better tha
One of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century is the decision by President Truman to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In doing so he may have saved millions of lives but he ushered in the start of the nuclear age that still casts its shadow. Even today we are still unab
The British prison system is in disarray. The UK now has the highest number of in-mates per capita of any country within Western Europe. There are simply are not enough spaces within the current system to house offenders.
The science budget is one of the area’s most likely to be cut or at least frozen when the cuts in government spending begin to bite. However many scientists criticise this as undermining our economy in the longer term. The Obama administration in the USA is increasing its science budget and the r
On 15th January the British government approved the construction of a third runway for Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest airport. Whilst the project still requires planning permission, it has become subject to a huge controversy particularly opposed by environmentalists. Through the expansion of He
The UN is becoming out of step with the realities of the world. At the same time as there are new rising powers demanding better representation the UN is moving the wrong way in terms of openness and transparency. Old powers with vetos will be able to cling on to their positions on the UNSC long aft
People believe that children who go to single sex schools have a higher pass rate. However when we look at the way they relate to society shows that they should be in a mixed school as they can not interact with other people