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History of the American Flag

The American flag has gone through quite an evolution, and might undergo even more change with the addition of Puerto Rico as an official state…

What Makes a Film Great?

Though we might think that what makes a film great is subjective, there are definite criteria that points to it being a standout piece of…

The Tragic Expedition of Everest in 1996

Alpinism has always been the occupation of the bravest. It is difficult to find more difficult conditions on Earth; of course, there are deserts, arctic…

Why There Must Be Qualification Tests for Voting

In western democratic societies, people have gotten used to almost absolute freedom: of speech, consciousness, self-expression, gender roles, and so on. Freedom of political will…

Better Schools for All?

By Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng Introduction In the midst of the government’s ‘reform’ agenda in which the NHS, higher education, welfare, and schools are to be radically…

Voltaire and the Buddha

This article [Voltaire and the Buddha] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2017/03/08/voltaire-and-the-buddha/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

What Causes Teenagers to Run Away from Home

Adolescence is probably the most extreme period in the life of an individual. Transiting from childhood to being an adult is full of rioting, searching…

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

By Maahwish Mirza The emergence of the English Defence League, attacks motivated by a far-right ideology in Norway, and a controversial denunciation by Prime Minister…

Slaughterhouse-5

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia Even before Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 novel has begun, the reader is already confronted on the back cover with a wide variety…

Digital Marketing Trends

By Nicholas Klacsanzky The 21st century is a great time to be alive. The development of fantastic technologies, solutions to or at least discussions on…

Police Violence in the U.S.

In the U.S., police killings of citizens is a common occurrence. In fact, U.S. police kill more people in days than some countries do in…

On Biography

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia William Gaddis’ attack on the institution and on the entertainment industry, in his posthumous novel, Agapē Agape, claims that there is…

The Sleepwalkers: A Trilogy

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia As Hannah Arendt pointed out in the introduction to The Sleepwalkers, the ‘modern novel’, the label under which Hermann Broch’s book…

Just Another Ape? by Dr Helene Guldberg

By Robin Walsh It is commonplace today that chimpanzees are our brothers. They are 98% genetically identical to us, and they and bonobos are closer…

Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Growth

By Angus Kennedy Reviewing Daniel Ben-Ami’s excellent Ferraris for All, Bryan Appleyard dubbed him a ‘hard human exceptionalist’ for his defence of the need for…

The Girl Who Played With Fire

By David Bowden Second parts of trilogies are notoriously hard work: by definition, they are to some extent shorn of the structural unity offered by…

Wonders of the Ancient World

Sometimes it may seem that historians already know everything possible about the ancient world. Indeed, scientists have found ways to glance at the very beginning…

Relocating to the Man Cave

By Katherine Sansom An Americanism gaining popularity across the Atlantic, the ‘man cave’ is a garage, basement, or spare room in the family home, a…

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