Why UK Still Can and Should Remain in EU

Just yesterday, French President, Emmanuel Macron, told Theresa May that the option for UK to remain in EU is still open. Although many would be quick to dismiss this possibility, I argue that it is possible. In fact, not only is it possible, it is also a necessary lifeline for both May and the British people.…

How to Defeat Terrorism

Terrorism, the devil incarnate that plagues our societies today, is irredeemable as it takes unsuspecting, innocent lives. Combating terrorism should therefore be the priority of all governments, or should it? In this post, I aim to argue that the sentiment presented above is both a gullible and a counterproductive one against the backdrop of the…

Machiavellianism

Have you ever heard of the adjective "Machiavellian"? If you did, you probably also know that it has a negative connotation to it. In fact, in the academic field of psychology, Machiavellianism is an official personality defect, referred to as one of the dark triads: "Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait which sees a person…

Parliamentarianism and the Magna Carta

Have you ever wondered when, how and why did we transition from the eras where Kings and Emperors rule to the one today where Presidents and the Prime Ministers helm the political structures? The answers are, anti-climatically, the title of this blog post. The Historical Context Behind the Magna Carta The Magna Carta, the fancier…

Islam and Medieval Politics

In the previous post, I summarized the ideas by Christian thinkers in the medieval era. In this post, I will write about ideas by their Islamic counterparts, the Islamic thinkers. Historical Context Islam was founded by Prophet Muhammad, who was born in Mecca. He began preaching in his 30s and was exiled because of his…