War - Lucille Turner

A Short History of Ideas – War

The motivation for almost all warfare throughout history has mainly been either economic gain or territorial gain. There have been wars fought over religion, but even these have been fuelled by gain of some kind. The Second World War felt exceptional because there was...

Machiavelli’s Monster

It has come to be an accepted fact of life these days that politics is about individual benefit, whether it is the benefit of one particular nation against all others or the re-election of the politicians that govern that nation. It is rarely about the general good....