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The Problem With Human Rights

Human Rights are everywhere. Thought up about 7 decades ago as a nicely idealistic but non-compulsory way of seeming superior to the horrors of World War II, they have become a term that we just cannot stop talking about, particularly in … Continue reading

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Why The West Shouldn’t Have Won The Cold War

There are many reasons for me to be glad that the West won the Cold War. After all, like most Westerners, I too prefer living in a Western-style democracy rather than in a country such as Russia or China. Yet … Continue reading

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Western Propaganda in Action: The Irony of the “Ukrainian” Elections

Ukraine has voted for Europe. That seems to be the message sent out by most Western news sources after the results of the parliamentary election began to come in. They’re not alone, either, as the country’s current president, Petro Poroshenko, … Continue reading

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Why US Involvement In Syria Is Actually Illegal

The United States has been involved in political conflicts in the Middle East for decades already, and in all that time, it has claimed to be acting perfectly in accordance with international law. And that’s true. While drone strikes in … Continue reading

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The Politics of Flight MH17: Who Is to Blame And What’s Next?

Halfway through writing this piece I was informed that two people I knew were among the victims. Professor Willem Witteveen, a wonderful man, politician and teacher with great ideals who I respected so much, and his daughter, Marit Witteveen, who … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Universal: The Hypocrisy of the LGBT Community

Sports can both unite and divide people, but as it turns out, so can music. Eurovision, an annual song contest in which various European countries compete for a title, took place throughout the last week, and lots of things happened. Political … Continue reading

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The West is Always Right: Hypocrisy in the Ukrainian Conflict

Something very special happened this week: finally, after all those years of people supporting war for the sake of “democracy”, the Western world has changed its mind and decided that war is wrong. It took a while, but to some … Continue reading

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