It’s become too easy to call something ‘Orwellian’. We all know what it means. ‘Big Brother’, ‘Room 101’ and ‘doublespeak’ have all passed into the cultural and political lexicon. Constant observation, scrutiny and intrusion are the essences of the totalitarian system. While 1984 remains seminal, it lacks the technological imagination of other works in the […]Read More The genius and warning of Bradbury, Burgess and Huxley
“Whether it was his contradictory views on the morality of war, history or Britain’s relationship with Europe, Churchill left behind a legacy and body of work which is wide open to interpretation.”Read More Would Churchill have voted for Brexit?
Despite suggesting that morality is intrinsic to human nature, Morgenthau acknowledges that there are serious questions as to how to “build a bridge between ethics and politics (Morgenthau 1960: 6). Indeed, even though he acknowledges a moral element to man’s character that moves beyond the pastiche of ‘power, power and power’ that he is famed for, there is an inconsistency at the heart of his moral thinking.Read More Reconciling Realism and Human Rights
Alastair gives a comprehensive analysis of Scottish Government claims that Scotland is, and will be a ‘good global citizen.’Read More The SNP’s Scotland is not a “good global citizen”