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Singaporean Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew Asia

The legacy of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state Singapore from 1959 until 1990, has died at the age of 91. Of his life, Lee once said: “Singapore is my concern till the end of my life. Why should I not want Singapore to continue to succeed? “I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so […]

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The democratic conundrum: Wasting money and alienating voters

Plato regarded social democracy as an immense concern. Aristotle called it a ‘deviant’ – the opposition to majority rule’s nobler version, the polity. In fact, throughout political philosophy’s history, influential scholars have theorised about the pros and cons of democratic society, and have by no means come to a consensus on democracy’s moral worth. At […]

Current partners in Coalition, Conservative lead David Cameron (left) and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Image Credit: Wikipedia commons Europe

Why the UK’s General Election is being fought between heads and hearts

“Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” Robert Orben’s comedic take on pre-election build-up takes on new meaning for Britain’s 2015 General Election. According to the polls, this is the most exciting election in British modern democratic history.

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Where does our food come from? Top 5 food documentaries

In developed countries, an abundance of cheap, delicious food means that the biggest question many of us face is how to choose what we’d like for dinner from so many available options. But do we know where our food really comes from?

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Exhibition: ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’

“A picture is worth a thousand words“,  as we have often heard, was clearly presented by ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs‘, the current exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. This excerpt from the history of photojournalism, organised by curator Mark Sealy, is a reflection on the events surrounding the collapse of colonialism and the steps taken […]


 
 
 

 
Singaporean Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew

The legacy of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state Singapore from 1959 until 1990, has died at the age of 91. Of his life, Lee once said: “Singapore is my concern till the end of my life. Why should I not want Singapore to continue to succ...
by Ijeoma Okoye
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The democratic conundrum: Wasting money and alienating voters

Plato regarded social democracy as an immense concern. Aristotle called it a ‘deviant’ – the opposition to majority rule’s nobler version, the polity. In fact, throughout political philosophy’s history, influential sc...
by Miro Ralston
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Current partners in Coalition, Conservative lead David Cameron (left) and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Image Credit: Wikipedia commons

Why the UK’s General Election is being fought between heads and hearts

“Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” Robert Orben’s comedic take on pre-election build-up takes on new meaning for Britain’s 2015 General E...
by Miro Ralston
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Battery-farm

Where does our food come from? Top 5 food documentaries

In developed countries, an abundance of cheap, delicious food means that the biggest question many of us face is how to choose what we’d like for dinner from so many available options. But do we know where our food really com...
by Priyanka Mogul
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Exhibition: ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’

“A picture is worth a thousand words“,  as we have often heard, was clearly presented by ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs‘, the current exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. This excerpt ...
by Bryony Cottam
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Spain’s anti-protest bill: An infringement on democracy

In recent years, millions of Spaniards have voiced their dissatisfaction with the right wing People’s Party government, protesting against crippling austerity measures and attempts to roll back the country’s abortion laws. ...
by Nora Turriago
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