My introduction into the world of American cultural politics, transpired when viewing a Youtube video surrounding the controversial conservative figure, Milo Yiannopolus. Fires, fights, cries, and damaged property surrounding the podium where Milo was scheduled to speak at. The infamous 2017 Berkeley riots, was merely my first encounter with a prominent motif, that has been especially prevalent in today’s political environment; namely censorship. Similar events ensued outside the Oxford Union, against Steve Bannon, in Utah against Ben Shapiro, each time evoking a feeling of deja vu. A large portion of today’s political discourse is, unintuitively, not actually a discussion dedicated…


TW: Suicide and mass shootings

In the wake of the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, another eruption of debate has surrounded gun ownership and control. Such discussion and outrage accompany Thanksgivings, 4th of July ceremonies, and the Superbowl, as being a seasonal American tradition. However, some agreement has been made amongst some of the contesting opponents. The issue of a lack of gun control, according to much of the left-leaning rhetoric, overwhelmingly lies with the bad people who gain access to guns. Seeing gun control as a means of filtering out maliciously intending individuals, the goal is only to allow…


The outcome and consequences of the 2020 US elections will have been an unforgettable, and significant record in the history books to come. Perhaps the most vicious and poignant attacks on US democracy have unfolded after the results, along with an unprecedented 2nd impeachment of a president. More positively, the white republican male, formerly acting as Vice President, Mike Pence, is replaced with a democrat, and the first woman, and person of colour to be Vice President, namely Kamala Harris. Although progressives will be overjoyed to see the back of Pence, some reserve this feeling towards the succession of Kamala…

Inaam Munsoor

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