Eddie Izzard has a short comedy sketch where he presents the history of the UK’s empire through a flag and a pistol. When imitating India and the UK, Izzard counters India’s protest at being colonized by saying: “No flag, no country, you can’t have one!” He begins the sketch by explaining that: “We built up … More Not All Flags Are Created Equal
Climate change is a big deal. I try my best: recycling, avoiding single-use plastic, not eating meat. Such small changes help to clear the conscience but don’t infringe on my day to day life. But, if you asked me to stop flying, to never drive a car, or to consider not having children on the … More If Climate Change Means the End of the World, Why Am I Not Scared?
You know that feeling you get when you know you should be studying or working, but you’re watching Netflix instead? That gut-wrenching guilt that comes not just with procrastination, but also with doing anything with your free time that’s not school/work related? That’s a result of capitalism. In my article In Defense of Anarchism, I … More Mental Health in the Workplace: How Capitalism Destroys Leisure
The 1920s, glamorised and celebrated in books and films, seems like an anomaly in history. With such vivid iconography, it’s a struggle to remember anything about the decade other than flappers, Gatsby, art deco, and jazz. It feels entirely separate from the rest of the early twentieth century and its two world wars. But, saying … More Will History Repeat Itself? Looking Back at the 1920s to Predict What’s in Store in the 2020s
I have to admit, every time my phone beeps with a CNN News alert, I am scared to even look at what it says. What is it this time, I think, another mass shooting, another terrifying study on the near-irreversibility of climate change? In this era of social media, it is almost impossible to avoid … More In Defense of Anarchism