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
What Drove Him?
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?
What Makes a Person Special?
Ever since its early days, mankind seeks to find the purpose of existence. Not only do we want to know why we exist as a species, but also why we exist individually. Why am I? Just as there are millions of answers to this question, there are also none at the same time, depending on … Continue reading What Makes a Person Special?
Why Do We Love/Hate Communism?
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?
Do You Need a University Degree?
For centuries, people with university degrees enjoyed utmost respect in society. University education was of paramount importance to achieving a successful career and gaining prestige. While not being a strict prerequisite, having a university degree opened a lot of doors for many in the past. Certainly, for a long time access to university education was … Continue reading Do You Need a University Degree?