Tag: Democracy

What’s Happening in Venezuela?

Amidst all the furore around Venezuela from all sides of the political spectrum, the reality of the situation is easily lost. Ask the average Right-winger and they’ll tell you that Venezuela is a totalitarian Communist state ruled by the evil...

Democracy isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Professor David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain. He is author of Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Twitter: @davidjthunder As Europe, the United...

/ 18/11/2018

Peter Casey, Populism and the Anti-Establishment

This will merely be a short analysis of the entertaining results of the Presidential Election. As I write, the counting has yet to even begin. Despite that, what is clear is that a candidate polling at 1% for the majority...

Free Speech Ireland – A New Project

You could be forgiven for thinking that setting up a college society is a relatively inconspicuous endeavour that rarely draws attention from the student body. Usually, it is those students who are passionate and interested in the new venture that...

/ 26/09/2018

Populism Is Not Destroying Democracy – It Is Democracy

Populism. If you listen to the mainstream media, you’ll know two things about populism. One, it’s on the rise after sweeping through the United States and making its way to Europe. Two, it’s evil and is single-handedly destroying democracy as...

/ 13/09/2018

University of Limerick’s SU Mandate: Death of Democracy on Irish campuses

On Wednesday, February 21st, the University of Limerick Students’ Union voted to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment. The union’s official paper, An Focal, reported that a total of 256 UL students turned out to vote on whether...

/ 26/02/2018

Katherine Zappone and the Cult of Youth

Last week, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, made the following comment: “Young voices must be the loudest in deciding our future.” As partial truths go, surely that is up there with the worst of them. Not...

/ 01/10/2017

Being a Populist in an Age of Elite Disdain

The ideology of the elites is now actively opposed to the ideology of the masses. The word populism is now most commonly seen wielded as a cudgel to beat down those people who express views that think to set foot...

/ 15/09/2017