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What would you pick: reason or religion? Yes, you have to choose one (at least according to the growing group of intellectual atheists in England). Richard Dawkins in his book …
hayley article

Calvinism’s Doctrine of Predestination, which claimed that by worldly work and frugality one could show God he was chosen for ‘saviour’, first inspired what we now know as meritocracy. The …
The main character of Harpagon played by Louis de Funès in the French comedy film "L’Avare" ("The Miser"), which tells the story of a man with an obsessive love for money 1980

To the reader: This essay reflects the opinion of the author based on his personal experiences and beliefs. One should note that this piece was written with an amoral and …
lse grad

The discourse surrounding the issue of economic inequality typically features an unequivocal framing of the two opposing sides– the “haves” and the “have-nots”. In the West, this dichotomy often pits …
World burning

  Walk into any bar or restaurant in many of the world’s big cities and the only clue to your location is language. Young people are the same whether they …
A still from Saleh's video as he is being escorted off the plane [Adam Saleh/Twitter]

Yesterday, social media was abuzz with the news that a man and his friend were kicked off a Delta flight from London to New York City for simply speaking Arabic. …
society

Marx famously wrote that ‘the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles’. He points to Ancient Rome and the Greeks to demonstrate that struggles between …
burning-house

The opportunity we have Picture this: You are walking to your 10am class at LSE. You turn the corner, and suddenly there is a burning house next to you. You …
dont shoot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHC1fVbUJ3I ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ continues to ring loudly in Ferguson, as a recent verdict from St Louis County grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson with the shooting …
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In the spirit of fostering a global debate, Kevin Steyer challenges an article we recently posted entitled ‘Are ‘Liberalism’ and ‘Islam’ mutually exclusive?’. Is Bill Maher’s stance on religion – …