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 […]
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 […]
“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.
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?
“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 […]