So far, the dominant theme of societal development in the late 20th and early 21st century is the emergence, acceleration and consolidation of globalisation. With societies, economies and political systems becoming closer and closer and partly even merging, naturally we began to fundamentally rethink our perception of the world and our roles we play within … Continue reading World Citizen or Nationalist?
The world has seen many civilisations rise and even more civilisations vanish. From ruling vast territories, advancing scientifically and adding to what we call art and culture, they went on to become merely footnotes of history. Though we might not always appreciate it, their legacies remain, to this day, the building blocks of present and … Continue reading Sex and Civilisations
As an Essydo Magazine reader, you are surely aware of the currently escalating situation in Afghanistan. Further, you probably tried to find insightful news sources to better grasp the situation and make sense of the conflict. Unfortunately, the available sources describe the fighting and maybe, if lucky, the history of the conflict dating back to … Continue reading The Afghanistan Situation
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)
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
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
Das europäische Projekt, wie die Europäische Union (EU) auch genannt wird, läuft nun seit mehreren Jahrzehnten. Angefangen hat alles als 6-Länder-Pakt, um die deutsche Kohle- und Stahlindustrie in der Nachkriegszeit zu kontrollieren. Diese Industriezweige sind nämlich die Standbeine der Rüstungsindustrie eines Landes. Nach zwei Weltkriegen, war die Angst um den Frieden zu groß und man … Continue reading Undankbar zur EU
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?
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