The Left and Right way Forward – Christopher Hitchens

May 8th, 2010  |  Published in Journal

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Casey Larsen

Christopher Hitchens has been at the forefront of political debate for forty years. A wit, conversationalist and renown ‘contrarian’, Hitchens has both contributed to the cultural history of the Anglo-American intelligentsia, and shaken the images of prominent public figures, from Mother Theresa to Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton. Awaiting the release of his forthcoming autobiography, “Hitch-22: Some Confessions and Contradictions”, Casey Larsen, a First Year undergraduate studying English and History, stresses the pleasure of thinking: what would Hitchens do? 

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No Votes in Prisons

February 1st, 2010  |  Published in Journal

John HirstJohn Hirst

Since serving a 35 years prison sentence John Hirst has campaigned for prisoners rights and penal reform. Mr Hirst argues here that in the run up to a general election we should be asking “Why should a prisoner (or indeed anyone) seek the permission of the State to legally challenge the State?” Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Disasters, Unnatural Consequences

December 1st, 2009  |  Published in Journal

CutlerCamilla Cutler

In this essay Camilla Cutler analyses the remaking of world order in the wake of natural disasters to question whether ‘disaster capitalism’ will ever be relegated from an unfortunate reality to a historical theory.  Since obtaining a joint honours degree in Politics and Theology from Bristol University Camilla has begun a law conversion course at the London College of Law.

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The Myth of Overpopulation

November 4th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

Spiked-onlineBrendan O’Neill

From the Christian scaremongers of 200 AD to contemporary Malthusians who talk about “fossil fuel depletion”, population reductionists have been wrong, wrong, wrong in their predictions of future doom. In his response to the Optimum Population Trust, Brendan O’Neill says it is time we exposed the prejudices that they disguise as “scientific fact”. Read the rest of this entry »

The Silent Crisis: Confronting the [unspoken] Population Crisis

October 4th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

OPTThe Optimum Population Trust

The OPT is a think tank and campaign group concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment. They believe that overpopulation causes many of today’s problems from climate change to resource depletion. Here Brian McGavin and Andrew Ferguson reveal the extent of overpopulation and suggest solutions that the New Generation should take in order to avoid crisis.

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Between Anarchy and State Control: The Reality of Internet Freedom

September 29th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

Tom C PhotoTom Chatwin

In this précised version of his dissertation Tom Chatwin explores freedom of Internet communications. The article calls on western governments to reveal the degree of internet regulation as well as urging the New Generation to rethink censorship so as to benefit humanity as a whole rather than individual states.

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Countering Counter-Terrorism

August 11th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

Kyle McCurdyKyle McCurdy

In this response to British counter-terrorism policy Kyle McCurdy promotes adherence to long term strategies over short term responsive tactics, an approach that would pose less risk of neglecting civil liberties and government accountability. This article is a condensed version of Kyle’s dissertation. Since graduating from Kings College London he has gone on to work with the DSTL.

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Animal Testing – ‘Big Business and Human Welfare’

June 26th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

ALFAnimal Liberation Front

The ALF are a leaderless, decentralised organisation known for their ‘direct action’ in the fight for animal rights. Despite being labeled an official terrorist threat in the United States and Britain, Jason Miller of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office here questions orthodoxy by exposing the academic inertia, conglomerates and moral degradation that lie at the heart of vivisection.

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Animal Testing – ‘Standing up for Science’

June 26th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

Tipu AzizProfessor Tipu Aziz and Paul Browne PHD

Leading neurosurgeon Professor Tipu Aziz of Oxford University and Imperial College medical school provoked controversy in 2006 when he defended the use of animals in cosmetics testing. Here, Professor Aziz collaborates with Paul Browne PHD of ‘Pro-Test’ to argue the continuing necessity of animal testing in medical research.

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The Unneeded Crocodile Bird

June 24th, 2009  |  Published in Journal

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Sam Westrop

Sam Westrop is a first year music student and Chairman of the Freedom Society at the University of York. Here Sam argues that culture should not be dictated by the government.

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