Liberalism offers a compelling narrative of civility and democracy that seems ever so appealing in an era dominated by strong man authoritarians and xenophobic nationalists. Nonetheless, in practice it serves as a quintessentially conservative ideology that benefits the status quo and keeps the door of real change closed. As the world is sinking – literally and figuratively – under the weight of human inaction and fundamental systemic flaws, a new perspective is necessary – Jorens Jakovlevs
Category: March 2019
Netflix, State Power & Lev Trotsky
/Jyry Pasanen/ Cinema and TV have a long history of state influence, including everything from funding to censorship. Hollywood films, such as the blockbuster series Iron Man, Transformers and The Terminator are known to have received funding and support from the US Department of Defence (DoD). In some cases, the influence has gone as far … Continue reading Netflix, State Power & Lev Trotsky
A Recap on the Career Dinner
/Cara Räker/ Including interviews with NOS Nieuwsuur presenter Jeroen Wollaars & European Central Bank advisor Arne Gieseck The annual Career Dinner took place on the 23rd of January. It was a beautiful but frosty night, which was very much felt through the tights, thin button-downs and silk blouses which were interpreted to meet the requirement … Continue reading A Recap on the Career Dinner
The Yellow Vest Movement: A New French Revolution?
In the beginning of this year I went on a trip to Bordeaux. Upon arriving we were warned about the weekly gilets jaunes protests that would take place that weekend. The next day we witnessed a large amount of people wearing yellow vests with banners and garbage bins with ‘Macron’ on them - all through an air filled with tear gas. What sparked this mass movement?
Practice in Kierkegaardian Misery
Hanna Blom As she settles back into Amsterdam life, HANNA BLOM reflects on one of the courses she took during her semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. While Copenhagen was cozy and vibrant, the lack of sunlight and cold weather made it a challenge to continuously keep spirits high. Luckily, one Danish existentialist proved himself to be … Continue reading Practice in Kierkegaardian Misery