Peter Caddle

All posts by Peter Caddle

Peter is the Burkean's resident expert on all things popular and cultural.

The Fresh Guide to Freshers Week

Yo, Fresh. Congratulations on getting your Fresh rear through the Leaving Cert and into your first Fresh year of being a Fresh in college. Fresh, right? But you're probably wondering what you're getting into. What is college life all about?...

/ 04/09/2018

Ireland: The Land of Sin and Cynicism

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey about the problems this island faces now and in the future. Unfortunately, due to having to keep the article to a readable length, a whole range of...

/ 13/08/2018

MAGA through Manga: How Japanese Media has Fueled the Western Right

Anime has become the spearhead of a major cultural shift.

/ 05/08/2018

I Spoke to the Devil in Miami, He Said Everything Would Be Fine

With the release of the late XXXTentacion’s ‘SAD!’ music video on the 28th of June, I had planned to publish an article examining the late rapper’s political and social views, as well as how one should make sense of the...

/ 03/07/2018

The Progressive Subversion of Leaving Cert ‘Politics and Society’

This year, around 900 students from 41 pilot schools across the country will sit the first ever Leaving Cert exam for ‘Politics and Society’. Introduced in 2016, the new subject supposedly is designed to educate students in regards to both...

/ 14/06/2018

Art Review: Seasons End: More Than Suitcases

What is art? Some art is used to evoke a sense of aesthetic pleasure in the viewer, whilst other pieces are created to do almost the exact opposite, perhaps to show them another side of the world. The exhibition Seasons...

/ 20/03/2018

The Neo-European Empire: Why Louis Hoffman’s Analysis of the EU Falls Short

It’s funny how times change. At the dawn of the 20th century, Europe was the hub of a number of different global empires, such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Britain, all of which were vying for the control of the world’s...

/ 17/02/2018

Halloween: A Bastion of Conservatism in a Modern Ireland

Halloween: Depending on who you ask, it can be described as anything from another commercial holiday, created for the purpose of lining the pockets of a variety of companies, to the day Satan walks the earth, cursing sinners and playing...

/ 30/10/2017