UK Education – Are We Really Addressing the Major Problems?

By Nick Johnson   The Education system in the United Kingdom is in turmoil. Reports from official organisations such as OFSTED have shown that classes in secondary education are overcrowded, under-staffed and often fail to complete the required syllabus in the allotted time. The trend continues in University education, where even the Russell Group universities … More UK Education – Are We Really Addressing the Major Problems?

Would the ancient Roman republican constitution be a viable alternative in the west today?

By Nicholas Johnson   Has the 21st century Washington Consensus politics of the western world and beyond become too democratic than what was previously intended? We can indeed draw parallels between this and Roman republican politics, since its rise with Brutus in 509 BC, until it’s fall under the dictator Octavian, or ‘Augustus’ in 27 … More Would the ancient Roman republican constitution be a viable alternative in the west today?

21 Attacks in Europe This Year: It’s Only Just The Beginning

Written on the 18th of June, 2017.   By the 15th of June 2016, 22 Islamic Terror attacks had been carried out in European cities. 2017 though, may present itself as an even bloodier year in the now alarmingly active terrorist’s calendar. With IS’s increasingly unstable position in Iraq and Syria, they have been actively … More 21 Attacks in Europe This Year: It’s Only Just The Beginning

Why J.S. Mill’s ‘The Harm Principle’ is Useless

Introduced in ‘On Liberty’, and conceived by J.S. Mill, the harm principle states that, the only reason for which prohibition can be exercised rightfully over a member of a civilised community is to prevent harm to others. With an impressive liberal pedigree from such supporting academics as Joel Feinberg, it may be hard to understand … More Why J.S. Mill’s ‘The Harm Principle’ is Useless

Why Did ‘In Place of Strife’ Fail so Catastrophically?

    Written in 1969, the white paper ‘In Place of Strife’ was issued in a fruitless effort to reduce the power of the Trade Unions. Harold Wilson encouraged the writing of ‘In Place of Strife’ in an attempt boost the efficiency and productivity of the economy, and regain credibility with Britain’s electorate. Named after … More Why Did ‘In Place of Strife’ Fail so Catastrophically?

An Analysis of Meno’s Paradox, and Plato’s Response

The Socratic inquiry into the essence of virtue outlined in Plato’s Meno dialogue, describing an encounter between Socrates and Meno, and their discussions into the essence of virtue, and its ability to be taught and learnt brings about various issues. Meno’s paradox, for example, offers a tricky obstacle for not only Socrates’s search for the … More An Analysis of Meno’s Paradox, and Plato’s Response