Essydo is an independent magazine that focuses on political and broader societal analysis from a technocratic point of view. Generally, contemporary discourse is reduced to two broad paradigms (liberal and conservative), which are used to process and reproduce information. In the light of the increasing complexity of our world, the limited use of our cognitive assessment tools seem to be counter-intuitive trend. Essydo’s analyses and commentaries are neither left-wing, nor right-wing, neither authoritarian, nor libertarian; the aim is to provide functional insights into the topic at hand. Accordingly, there is a heavy emphasis on detecting utility-maximisation and understanding why different actors or groups have conflicting views or pursue different courses of action. Essydo’s articles go beyond opinions and binary positioning. Rather the mission is to equip the reader with better tools for assessing the complex phenomena of our world.
We make contact with various news sources on a daily basis and all media channels filter the information they provide us with, including Essydo. However, we believe that subjectivity is not a bad thing per se; it is the unconsciousness (of reader and publisher alike) around subjectivity that paves the way for ignorance and conflict. Accordingly, we are keen to reflect on why actors think and act in certain ways, including ourselves; we call it ‘Neutral Subjectivity’. We advise our readers to engage with our articles actively by asking: ‘Why do the actors (in the article) behave in the way they do? Why did Essydo assessed their behaviour in the way it did? Why do I feel about the content of this article the way I do?’
With this guide at hand, we hope to provide you a great and insightful reading experience!
In the political sphere, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is considered to be one of the most talented, sophisticated and most respected politicians in the history of statesmanship. His peers are other greats at the pinnacle of politics, such as Winston Churchill, Otto von Bismarck, Genghis Khan, Julius Cesar, Marcus Aurelius and Mansa Musa, only to name … Continue reading The Atatürk Paradox
In the first part of this comprehensive analysis, we have analysed the Israel-Palestine conflict within the framework for building understanding around political events. If you have not read the first part of this analysis, it is strongly recommended to do so. The second part builds on the findings of part I, which provides the necessary … Continue reading Understanding the 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict (Part II)
Undoubtedly the most discussed topic of 2021, so far, is the ongoing escalation of violence between Palestinians and Israelis. In an eruption of mutual acts of violence, the already highly explosive relationship between the two sides enters another round of hostilities. Interestingly, this event’s tension is also in large part reflected across global media outlets … Continue reading Understanding the 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict (Part I)
The Turks are one of the oldest civilisations that have survived to this day. It is also one of the bigger civilisations in human history, having ruled over three continent for hundreds of years, during the times of the Ottoman Empire. At times, the Turkish rule was bloody and ruthless, but for a long time … Continue reading How Islam Destroyed Turkey
In societies, in which people are increasingly distancing themselves from the lower tiers of the needs according to Maslow, we can observe that people increasingly move questions about their personality and themselves as beings into the focus of their cognitive world. Surely, material wants are still dominant factors, but thoughts about identity and self-perception become … Continue reading How much You is in You?
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