Probably all of us have heard conspiracy theories about elitist circles that control the political power within one or maybe even more countries. A central aspect of those theories is that the politicians are appointed by leaders in the background, rather than being elected by the citizens. So, there is this conception that the citizens … Continue reading White Democracies Are Fake
It is undeniable that the military's reputation as an institution is severely damaged in many parts of today's world; especially, in Western countries. While once young men dreamt about a career as a soldier, in order to live the ideal of the brave and glorious saviour of the nation, today fewer and fewer people aspire … Continue reading The Role of the Military Today
The concept of success is a central aspect of our lives and is one of the key factors that guides our behaviour, shapes our views on the world and also heavily influences our well-being. We act in certain ways, as we believe that this behaviour leads us to outcomes that would make us feel accomplished. … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Successful?
Mounting Problems In an attempt to make sense of developments of our species, we commonly separate certain periods by categorising them under an umbrella term, such as Bronze Age, Middle Ages, Renaissance and so on. It is safe to say that with the rise of computation and the emergence of the internet, we have already … Continue reading Are You Ready for the Age of Information?
Over the last couple of months, the story around the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has become more and more dramatic. Most recently, thousands of people gathered all across Russia to protest against the jailing of Navalny. He was detained after returning from Germany, where he was hospitalised, due to a nerve agent poisoning. Although … Continue reading Fake Power