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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?

The order of anarchism

Anarchism has long been a by-word for a disruptive and destructive minority political movement, but is there more to this thoughtful philosophy? Can there be order within anarchy?

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.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Trump tackles taxes

President Trump’s new proposal for tax reform is set to implement big tax cuts for individuals. However, this proposal contains less detail than the original plan put forward by the Trump campaign.