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The creation of the Presidential Prime Minister

The rise of both the affluence and power of America has produced an appealing and unavoidable advertisement for Presidential democracy. How far has Britain’s enduring Parliamentary system, including its Prime Minister, been seduced by this offer of an autonomous and enviable power position, collected into one office?

Edmund Burke and the origins of modern conservatism

Conservatism’s influence on the Western world has been obvious over the past few decades, but it can be difficult to discover the ideology’s oldest roots. David Evans studies Edmund Burke’s legacy to understand why he is often penned as ‘the father of modern conservatism’.

Where now for the Republican party?

After Biden’s win in the 2020 American Election, it is clear that the momentum behind the Republican party is weaker than its supporters had hoped. Will the party adapt to changing circumstances and persue a more central agenda, or risk retaining Trumpism and its short-lived success?

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Tragic Autobiographer

The quote “how different it all is from what you’d planned” from Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished novel seems an apt way to summarise the author’s tumultuous life. Scarred by the class boundaries he was barred from crossing and only granted a brief refuge of success and happiness before yet more tragedy, one of the greatest authors of the 20th century lived amongst the very demons he wrote about.