The long and bumpy road to peace begins, but just who would have guessed it? (On Trump vowing to meet Kim)

I am surprised, but I am also happy. The past year has been unquestionably tense for those interested in Asian Affairs. For the first time in decades there was a seemingly serious, uncontrollable and ugly risk of a catastrophic land war on the Korean Peninsula. As North Korea pursued a defiant barrage of missile and … More The long and bumpy road to peace begins, but just who would have guessed it? (On Trump vowing to meet Kim)

Repulsive, morally bankrupt and Dangerous: A Year of the Trump Administration

This Friday marks one whole year since the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In an election result which shocked the world the previous November, the tycoon had vowed to “Make America Great Again” and thus won the support of enough disillusioned blue collar Americans to win via the electoral vote. … More Repulsive, morally bankrupt and Dangerous: A Year of the Trump Administration

英国的一般选举

(I wrote this essay when I was an undergraduate student at Durham University and pursuing HSK Level 4 Chinese) 在六月八日英国有一个一般选举,其中有几个重要问题:经济,教育,健康和欧盟。保守党和劳动党要政府,可是保守党的机会高得多了。劳动有很多的问题,从去年他们的政治家之间有很大的战争。然而,很多的年青人对保守的政府很有生气,对他们的来说,生活的价格很高,高的教育的学费也太高了。所以他们希望一个劳动党的政府。 虽然很多的年轻人想劳动,但是保守党说劳动对经济不是很好,在他们看来劳动的经济能力有很多的缺点。由于这些的对话很多的商人怕劳动党,所以这些人想保守党,不过,保守党对英国的情况有好处吗?从昨天保守给大家他们的老人的政策。在他们到得这个政策时很多的人感生气,也说这个政策是不公平的。 我认识这个政策是错的,虽然保守的赢机会很高,他们做出很多的问题。保守的前途的成绩要看很好的年轻人政策,年轻人对保守的生气太高了,不过,我不想劳动党。为什么?他们的领导人是一个很大的玩笑。然而这个一般选举,我不告诉我的选择。

Understanding Political Extremism and its Origins- Fascism, Jihadism and Communism

What we define as “Extremism” is understood as a moral problem, a problem whereby an individual, ideology, group or organisation pursues a course of action, in the name of some cause, which violates established ethical and reasoned judgement. In Western historical memory, the term invigorates accounts of unprecedented human tragedies, accumulating in death, destruction, chaos … More Understanding Political Extremism and its Origins- Fascism, Jihadism and Communism

Donald Trump and the demise of the American Dream

The “American Dream” conjures up a powerful image, yet it is one rooted in the past than in the future. If we think of it uncritically, it embodies hope, equality, opportunity, fortune, liberty, wealth and aspiration. We warmly imagine the scene of European migrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat in the early 20th century, … More Donald Trump and the demise of the American Dream

My Reaction- An uncertain future, Trump’s victory as an embodiment of western decline.

In the year 1992, scholar Francis Fukuyama famously published a book he described “the end of history“. Writing in the context of American triumph in the Cold, War, he argued that western liberal supremacy and globalization had permanently triumphed and represented a new stage in the socio-cultural evolution of human beings. The world was to … More My Reaction- An uncertain future, Trump’s victory as an embodiment of western decline.