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?
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
Introduction On 22nd July 2011, Europe was put on hold after experiencing one of its most deadly acts of terrorism in history. This act was committed by Anders Behring Breivik, who first detonated a car bomb in the Government District in Oslo, Norway, before killing 69 members of the youth wing of the Labour Party … Continue reading What Drove Him?
For some, the word communism carries a bad connotation in both political and social terms. Beginning from critique on Karl Marx, over to failed states like the Soviet Union, to the countless dictators, who were responsible for millions of deaths, communists are viewed as aggressive, radical, closed-minded and, therefore, repulsive. For some, however, communism is … Continue reading Why Do We Love/Hate Communism?