Years ago, in my first year of university, I encountered the question: “Social sciences, primarily that of politics, is a science. Agree or disagree?) In light of recent events in the international arena of politics, I began reflecting back on that question. Before you read on, what would your response be, and why? As a … More Is Western Democracy at Its Tether?
In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western – in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be … More Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation
It’s gone, gone, gone It’s time for things to get better It’s time for things to move on. ~Ou Est Le Swimming Pool~ With the kick-off and onset for the 2012 US elections, one can only help but reminisce on the 2008 elections, where McCain and Obama came head-to-head in a domestic political war: Republicans … More 2012 US Elections