The Art of Protest Songwriting – John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"

Throughout the years, John Lennon’s “Merry Xmas (War is Over)” has been established as a winter holidays standard, as mainstream radio stations seem to always give it significant airplay time in the month of December. However, the fact that the song is played in between the likes of “White Christmas”, “Santa Claus Is Coming to...
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Aristotle's Ethics and the Nature of Contemporary Policies and Politicians

A. Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas – Legislating Institutions and Individual Politicians In the contemporary political discourse, ethics are frequently mentioned both in the form of a series of factors and ideas that are taken into account in the decision-making process, but also as reference points for evaluating the conduct of politicians as individuals. When topics such...
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Insights from an Outsider: Do Not Mistake the Resignation of the Romanian Prime Minister for a Victorious Outcome

Solved by the politicians via latish resignations, the Bucharest protests generated a power vacuum mostly in theory.  Now that the Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta and the Mayor of the 4th district of Bucharest, Cristian Popescu Piedone are not exercising their public functions anymore, there is one question that we need to focus on answering:...
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Don't Trust Anyone Over Forty – A Brief Report on How the Youth are Making a Change in the November 2015 Protests For Colectiv and Against Corruption and Abuses

“When Nixon resigned in August 1974, we were onstage at the Roosevelt Raceway in New York, in front of 60,000 people. We had a TV backstage. ‘Guess what, folks? He’s gone!’ we announced. We didn’t have to say who, everyone knew. Huge cheers erupted.” – Graham Nash on Richard Nixon’s resignation, which took place during...
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UNE PENSÉE POLITIQUE PRIMITIVE?

Abstract: The present article aims to map out the major trends in political philosophy and political praxis in archaic societies, deemed by political anthropology as ‘’stateless” and therefore, by extension, erroneously considered apolitical. The enterprise is undoubtedly a laborious one, not only because the literature available on the subject is scarce compared to other branches...
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