Both Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes, political philosophers during times of upheaval and advocates of the odorous nature of the human psyche, have, like many reflected upon the repugnant ability of a man to kill another in cold blood, a repeated feature of human relationships anywhere since the dawn of time. Machiavelli, a statesman during … More Human Nature, Conflict and the Fathers of Realism : Machiavelli vs Hobbes.
With the rise of Christianity as a common school of religious and social thought following the decline of Rome, previously popular European philosophical intellects lost ground, subsequently absorbed by the “prosperous and enlightened Arab civilisation.” (Rubenstein, 2003 – p1). A civilisation that could be considered mostly unified in thought, language and text, the works of … More Ibn-Rushd: Plato and Islam? An Analysis of Islamic Philosophical Views.
To what extent do economic and cultural factors explain differences in the quality of democracy? Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, man has considered the various merits and pitfalls of the political system we know as democracy. While the likes of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Cicero regarded democracy as in many ways fundamentally flawed, … More The Compelling Connection between Homosexuality and Economic Development
Asteroid mining represents a colossal opportunity for the advancement of civilisation, the free market, technology and wealth. While the concept relies upon various technological advancements in the near future to succeed, such as AI on the moon, along with permanent bases, and solar propulsion technology, in theory it is entirely possible. … More Asteroid Mining: The New Space Economy, or a Fleeting Fantasy?
The self-immolation of the Tunisian Street Vendor Mohammed Bouazizi January 4th 2011 would spark what would soon be known as the Arab Spring, with the multitude of uprisings across the Middle East, producing the belief that the region would soon transition into liberal democratic states, yet, it is clear now this is not the case. Harry Chambers looks at the potential issues of compatibility between Islam and Democracy, and the reflections that can be made on this looking at the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. … More The Middle East and democracy: Turkey’s Protest
Written on the 18/07/2016 By Harry Chambers. The New Silk Road Development Project encompasses a broad area of Eurasia, almost the point of ambiguity, with the regional economic development Central Asia, the Middle East and Western China supporting the belief that this predominately bypassed area of the world is possibly regaining its status as the … More The Modern Silk Road: The rejuvenation of Eurasia?
Written on 17/7/2016 “War, as we have known it for the last two centuries, may, like slavery, have become an anachronism.” In 1909, 5 years prior to a conflict that would bring Europe to its knees, ‘Europe’s Optical Illusion’ was written by Norman Angell, describing how political elites in Europe believed war between European nations, … More The Great Illusion – Why We Are Unknowingly Slipping Into The Chasm Of Warfare.