The Women of…Iran | Sarah Stook

Part 1 of The Women of… Series Iran. Formerly known was Persia; Iran is one of the most historical places in the world. Its literature, art and culture are known around the world for its decadence and beauty, its civilization being one of the oldest in the world. It has known Cyrus the Great and […]

The Turbulent Issue of Wind Turbines│ Bill Grant MP

Wind turbines. One of the hottest topics in my constituency, beyond a doubt.Some people love them, and think they’ll save the planet. Some people hate them, and think they’ll destroy Scotland’s landscape.Most of us are probably open-minded – recognising the benefits of renewable energy, but not wishing to see turbines ruin the environment.There is also […]

Facebook: an internet within the internet | Jake Scott

I remember when I first started to use the internet in the very early 2000’s, it was a mess of uncoordinated websites, blogs, forums and music browsers. One could make their own “website” with a reasonably acceptable extension (www.jakescott.blogspot.com, for instance – and no, its not real) or join forums expressly designed to bring together […]

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Book Review)

Title: What HappenedAuthor: Hillary Rodham ClintonPlace: United StatesPublisher: Simon and ShusterEdition: FirstPages: 512Price: £8.99 (Hardback-Amazon)ISBN: 978-1471166945Rating: 2/5I have to admit, that when I went to purchase this book, I hesitated somewhat. Why was I doing this? I had ordered several books recently, and still had more than half of those to read. All were about […]

Losing an Election: How the Presidential Nominees Have Failed │ Sarah Stook

In every US election, someone loses. If you include the smaller parties- such as the Greens, Libertarian and the Reform parties, there is more than one. Often, if one is on the opposing side of the candidate, then they will argue the people who have lost the most are the American people. There are reasons […]

Second Man: The Vice President of the United States │ Sarah Stook

‘It’s not worth a bucket of warm piss.’ John Nance Garner’s eloquent words do some up what many think of the office of Vice Presidency. Ever since the inauguration of George Washington, nearly all Presidents (though not all) have had a man stood behind them. The role of Vice President is a fascinating, if often […]

The Skeleton of a Philosophy: Conservatism, by Roger Scruton (Book Review)

Title: ConservatismAuthor: Sir Roger ScrutonPlace: Great BritainPublisher: ProfilePublication date: 10th August 2017Edition: FirstPages: 149Price: £8.99ISBN: 978-1781257524 With perhaps the exception of Edmund Burke, no figure towers higher in conservative philosophy than Professor Sir Roger Scruton; since the late-1970s he has written tirelessly on a broad range of issues, including aesthetics, art, music, poetry, sex, love, Hegel, Kent, […]

My Top Ten: US First Ladies | Sarah Stook

Since George Washington ascended the office of President in 1789, the office of First Lady has also existed, with Martha Washington being the first to take up the mantle. For over two hundred years, these women have been constant residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Though they are usually wives, daughters, sisters and friends of bachelors […]