History recorded the fall of the Berlin Wall as the symbolic ending of the Cold War. But did the Cold War end? Was it merely on ice as a wounded Russia licked her wounds and recharged? We can see Russia’s creeping influence in the Central European arena and in the events of the 2016 US election.
Just what does the House of Representatives do? Let's take a closer look at the lower house of the Philippine Congress.
“What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today?” (Thoreau).
The Latin Monetary Union was a 19th century attempt to standardize currency exchange rates throughout Europe. While countries minted their own coins, the value of said coins was supposed to remain the same, to facilitate trade. In some ways, it was the precursor to the modern Euro.
invasion of USSR (1979) and US in (2001) in Afghanistan ruin not only Afghan nation but it also destroy the economy of both countries and face failure in their aims. powerful nations attack on other small nation to get their aims and do not care about even humanism.
Contesting Views conclusively and skillfully demonstrates its point of the post-colonial relationship between France and Algeria rendering the two interconnected, but can be excessively verbose and has a host of various shortcomings as well.
"Ghosts of Rwanda" is a Frontline documentary that explores the Rwandan genocide and how the international community reacted. Various international relations theories can be applied to the tragedy and explain how the world let it happen. European imperialism and national interests played a role.
Karl Marx's writings display his misgivings when it comes to the doctrine of natural rights, instead focusing on human "need" and "emancipation." Marx objects to the familiar “bourgeois” liberal doctrine that rights are universal, natural, and constitutive of our humanity.
The Connolly Association's impact in aiding Irish Catholics in the North of Ireland is one that should not be forgotten
A fascinating book for its analysis of how rice has been visualized and shaped throughout Japanese history and its continuing relevance and influence today.
Governor Predicts Outcome of Texas Elections Might Change Course of HIstory
After reading this article, you will have an understanding of what Cambridge Analytica is. It describes the roles of the key players and how they collected and analysed big data to influence not only groups of potential Trump voters, but also targeted individuals based on their Facebook profiles.
A brilliant sociological examination of Lin Village in Fujian Province in China, this book reads more like a richly characterized novel than a dry sociological work.
Although with some brilliant contributions, this book's lack of focus and array of more mediocre or limited chapters means that it isn't very useful to most studying the European linguistic situation.
How does the history of the US involvement in the Middle East lead to the present?
Their names, race, county of crime, and date of execution is all the information the state offers about the men they've executed. Now I share the stories of how they got there.
This prescient but dated book by Michael Savage has become relevant again due to the 2016 Wikileaks revelations that indict Clinton in his inability to get off the UK’s travel ban list.
Fundamentalism and fascism are both relatively new phenomena responding to globalisation and modernity but to what degree are the two related?
This article discusses factors that complicate and hinder change in the socio-political landscape of any given nation.
Many people argue that the American Founding Fathers were interested in keeping government weak. Is this a correct view? As in most historical arguments, the answer is pretty complicated.
Was Harry Truman the Worst President? - Truman dropped atomic bombs on civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, established the CIA, and took America into the Korean War.
What is a constitution? A word that is commonly used but often misunderstood. Read on to find out what a constitution is, and what the benefits of codified and uncodified constitutions are.
An explanation of gerrymandering and why it always favors the political party in control, and never favors the voters. How political districts are drawn and who draws them.
Political causes of the American Civil War that come easily to mind are that the South wanted to protect their rights to own slaves and to make a state more sovereign than the Federation. One economic cause is that the South was being dominated economically by the North.
What would life be like with no state, no government, no authority? Where do rights come from? These are questions many philosophers have wrestled with. Here the accounts of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are explored and contrasted.
An evaluation of the accounts of political life given by both Aristotle and Niccolo Machievelli.
We have had a strong connection to England since our country began. The liberties we have today had a beginning several hundred years ago in a document called the Magna Carta. It is considered the founding document which identified English...
John Locke & Thomas Hobbes. Who are they and what makes them so important? A comparison of two political philosophers who have shaped the modern world.
The presidential veto is one of the most famous of the president's powers. But where did we get the idea of a presidential veto? In this essay, I give a brief overview of power of the veto that was later given to the office of the president at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.