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What’s happening in the Bolivarian Republic?

What’s happening in the Bolivarian Republic?

At around this time last year, I wrote an article describing the rise of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and the legacy he left behind. I also offered some reflections on the country’s future, in view of the legislative elections which were coming up at the end of last year,...
Possibility and Ability

Possibility and Ability

The exploration of this topic was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend on how accountable terrorists (specifically ISIS) should be on an individual basis for their acts of terror. We frequently encounter in the news how recruits are ‘brainwashed’ or...
The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

Some may argue that two and a half years is a little on the long side to thumb every leaf of a book. But the book of this article is no ordinary book. Sparse in words, and even the words it does contain are neither English nor complete: “cresc”,...
Science and life

Science and life

Three fields of scientific investigation are considered which manifestly suffers from an absence of philosophical support when considering their aims. They are: the pursuit of artificial intelligence, evolution and embryonic stem cell research. All three make at least...
Was Chávez really the people’s Hero?

Was Chávez really the people’s Hero?

Hugo Chávez Frías was the president of Venezuela from 1999 till his death in 2013. He was immensely popular, winning three general elections by landslide majorities and losing only one referendum election during his fourteen-year tenure. His popularity derived in...
Have you lost your marbles?

Have you lost your marbles?

Does the British Museum hold the Elgin Marbles unlawfully? Is this just one more expression of colonialism? Following a late cancellation from a proposed speaker. Our resident archaeologist Edoardo Bedin kindly stepped in to explain the historical background behind...