William Radley reflects on the war on terror.

The War on Terror   It is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks reminding us of how the world changed which begs the question, where did this begin and were the efforts of the US government justifiable? Arguably the most conflicted area during the 1970s and 80s was Afghanistan. Efforts of the […]

Nicole Villani explores the world of alternative history…

How America almost became a Nazi Empire. Philip Roth’s 2004 novel ‘The Plot Against America’, finds its protagonist, a fictionalised version of the seven year old author himself, leading a mundane existence punctuated by nightly radio news broadcasts, dinner with his all-American Jewish family and neighbourhood jaunts undertaken to fill the halcyon hours of summer […]

The Trial of the Mangrove Nine by Angharad Jones

The Trial of the Mangrove Nine In March 1968 Trinidadian Frank Crichlow opened his restaurant ‘The Mangrove’ in Notting Hill. At that time Notting Hill held most of London’s Caribbean population, becoming one of the city’s more international districts. With the Windrush generation arriving between 1948 to 1971, local residents feared newcomers would take their […]

Nicole Villani blogs on Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’

Sun Tzu ‘The Art of War’ ‘The art of war is vital to the state, erode either to safety or to ruin’ taken from one of the greatest works on strategy, especially military strategy written 2,500 years ago in China. Sun Tzu was a General near the start of the 300 years’ war. He was […]

George Bingham discusses The Fourth Crusade

The Fourth Crusade: Rejecting the Revenge Narrative The Fourth Crusade marks a crucial moment in the history of crusading upon which the values largely pivoted away from the traditional prioritisation of religious symbolism towards financial and territorial gain. Although there have always been capitalistic attitudes amongst crusaders, this had previously always been seen as a […]

Alice Paterson discusses “Blue Eyes Brown Eyes” Experiment in Anti-Racism

There is only one race on the face of the earth and that is the human race’ – Jane Elliott “Blue Eyes Brown Eyes” Experiment in Anti-Racism On April 5th, 1968, a school teacher from Iowa called Jane Elliot tried a social experiment by teaching her 3rd Grade class about the problems of racism by […]

What if Hitler Had Won WW2? by Sam Munro

What if Hitler Had Won WW2? World war two, was the most deadly war ever in human history, and is still in living memory of some people around the world. The Fallout of this massive conflict is still felt widely 70 years after the end of the war: in modern politics, stereotypical views of France […]