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Eliot Higgins: Citizen Journalist Uncovering Inconvenient Truths

The Internet has become an essential part of modern life. A revised Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st century puts the right to a...

Book Review – Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone...

It remains somewhat of a mystery how Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne manages the UK government’s financial affairs. Presiding over a buoyant economy,...

The Funny German: Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn has carved out the most unlikely career as a stand-up comedian in the UK. Unlikely, because most British people are convinced that...

Madonna: Don’t Preach to the Material Girl

Over her career, the Queen of Pop Music racked up a staggering 300 million record sales. She may claim the title of all-time best-selling...

The Fixer: Sir Terry Matthews

Bon viveur, tech giant, inspirational leader, history enthusiast, family man – Sir Terry Matthews can be viewed from many perspectives. But for the Welsh,...

Book Review – The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

For all its potential as a canvas for the display of human suffering, sick-lit never quite made it as a genre. In her 1926...

Playing to Win or Playing to Survive? Urbanisation and the Knowledge...

It is no surprise that cities around the world have been expanding over the last few decades. The pace of this trend is breath-taking....

Africa: Mozambique – Busy Bee to Get Busy

“I am the bee that will make honey for all,” said Filipe Nyusi at a rally just before winning the 2014 presidential election in...

UK: How a Nation Learns to Love the Union

UK Prime Minister David Cameron claims to have negotiated a deal to give Britain special status in the European Union. It would, he argued,...

Daniel Ek: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Geek

When Swedish entrepreneur and digital hotshot Daniel Ek was 14, he was building web pages for friends using self-taught programming knowhow. And if everything...