Editorial: December 2016

by The Editor, Kestell Duxbury Merry Christmas, happy new year, and I hope you enjoy your festive period, wherever you are in the world. I am worried that this month’s Priori has become a bit of a one stop shop for Trump material, but the truth is, it is too bloody important! What have we done? Donald Trump was voted President-elect on 8th November and the … Continue reading Editorial: December 2016

Reflections on November 2016

by Jack Layton President-elect Donald J Trump. It’s been quite the month. Looking back on history, there is a comforting gap of temporal difference where we can safely wonder ‘how could this have happened?’. That comfort has been stripped away. But the question remains, ‘how could this have happened?’. It’s a question that’s been reverberating around my particular echo chamber all month. It’s been answered … Continue reading Reflections on November 2016

Making America Great Again

by Diego Angeles Donald Trump´s victory was influenced by the unexpected resurgence of the working class Americans, once thought superseded by America´s urban, educated and cosmopolitan young citizens. According to information by the Pew Research Center, Trump´s electorate was composed mainly of middle aged (45-65) non-college educated white Americans, mostly male. These groups are settled in inner states of the US, many in the Mid-West region´s … Continue reading Making America Great Again

A Silver Lining

by Arturo Mendoza Remember, remember the eighth of November. Sombre day for humanity, when fear, sexism and racism prevailed over the pluralism that many of us took for granted in the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Hidden, deep in the closets of our good neighbours, were old resentments and frustrations that we thought were left behind after years of division … Continue reading A Silver Lining

American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Diego Angeles The American Dream is over and the American electorate knows it. The bizarre political show that we have witnessed in the last year is marked by a series of events that reveal the exhaustion of the ideological system that has sustained social order in the United States for at least two centuries. However, … Continue reading American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

The Fabric of Urban Life

image by Christian Jonas, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Jack Layton It is now cliché to open an article on cities with the obligatory reference to the fact that over 50% of the world’s population now live in cities (54% in 2015 according to the World Bank, for the UK 83%). But I raise this not to draw attention to global pressures on resources and … Continue reading The Fabric of Urban Life

Mariano Rajoy is elected President of Spain: The story of when corruption meets power

image by Partido Popular de Cataluña, via Commons (licence CC 2.0) by Angela Munoz Aroca On Saturday 29th, Mariano Rajoy, president in functions and head of the conservative party, was invested President of Spain. The investiture ends the political gridlock Spain was suffering for the last year but, what should have been a reason to celebrate, has been interpreted by many as the victory of … Continue reading Mariano Rajoy is elected President of Spain: The story of when corruption meets power

Thai King’s passing away and its aftereffect on Thailand and South East Asia.

 by Wint Jan On 13th October, King Rama IX of Thailand, who served as the longest monarch in human history, passed away at the age of 88. Bhumibol Adulyadej was the great leader of his country and was loved by his people as a national father. We know this from his achievements during his life. After ascending the throne of Thailand in June of 1946, he … Continue reading Thai King’s passing away and its aftereffect on Thailand and South East Asia.

Social Responsibility, Pluralism and Freedom

by Arturo Mendoza If you ask me about the biggest problem of contemporary society, I would possibly answer: inequality. The latter catches a wide range of important matters such as race, religion, gender and income. Nowadays, divisive rhetoric and bigotry have nurtured intolerance and widened our misunderstanding of different cultures, preferences, and conditions. San Bernardino, Paris, Orlando, Aleppo and Mosul are just the tip of … Continue reading Social Responsibility, Pluralism and Freedom

Climate Change: an inconvenient idea

by Jack Layton I love climate change. More specifically, I love climate change as an idea. It is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. Not the fact that we’ve accidentally interrupted our planet’s biological and atmospheric systems, more that we were able to discover it.   Climate is inherently complex, standing in for average atmospheric conditions over long periods of time. Climate change takes … Continue reading Climate Change: an inconvenient idea