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Hypernormalisation

The BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis created this documentary film that was released in October 2016. During these 2 hours and 46 minutes, Curtis explains how, in times where confusing and incomprehensible world events happen, politicians and the people they represent... Continue Reading →

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Polarization: Feeling Free From Facts

Polarization is momentarily seen at higher rates than it was in the past few decades. In Europe as well as in the United States people are greatly divided on several issues ranging from immigration to socio-economic topics. A previous article talked... Continue Reading →

Why People Are Fleeing From Facts

Science has been improving and developing its methods and it has become more and more easier to establish facts in areas such as physics, medicine and policy. Since facts are becoming available to a larger extend people have wondered why... Continue Reading →

Imbalance in the U.S. Senate: A New Low

The United States Senate is one chamber of the federal government's legislative branch, consisting of one hundred members - two senators from each state - who serve six-year overlapping terms. At the moment, the Republicans hold the majority with 51... Continue Reading →

Politics and Evolution

Political science research suggests that a great majority of people fall on a left-right spectrum of politics. Whether you fall on the left or the right seems to be dependent on the story we tell about ourselves. The progressive, left-wing... Continue Reading →

Separation of Powers: The Importance

Last week, a federal judge in Seattle had lifted the immigration ban that Donald Trump put in place. The American president has now targeted the judicial power on Twitter. By doing this, he openly questions the constitutional separation of powers.... Continue Reading →

Political Correctness

The 45th president of the United States, who got inaugurated a few weeks ago, had no experience in public service before becoming the most powerful person of the free world. Logically, this seemed to be a disadvantage, however many of... Continue Reading →

Immigration Ban: why it misses its goal

The United States will not admit refugees for the next four months. In that period of time, Trump will revise the refugee program. After these four months, refugees can only enter the U.S. after being thoroughly screened. Additionally, no visa... Continue Reading →

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