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Politics & Society

White Rage and the Demise of Democracy

In the past few years, underprivileged groups have felt ‘left behind’ and voted for demagogues, who have often gone on to undermine democracy. However, this is nothing new. Reading classics by writers as diverse as Dostoevsky, Plato and Rousseau can provide an answer to the current malaise.

Arts & Humanities

How Saving Private Ryan Shaped Our Memory Of World War Two

At the end of the most destructive century in the history of mankind, Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan sought to restore America’s faith in its political community.

Arts & Humanities

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these votes seem worse than many pessimists anticipated. So what might Plato, a notoriously harsh critic of democracy, have said about all of this?

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