Revolution vs. Conservatism: “The Nature of Man is Intricate”

The French Revolution was a time of great reform from monarchy to republic. Liberty, equality and freedom were the essence of  revolution after the Third Estate (led by the bourgeoisie) took their stand against the privileged aristocracy. Consequentially, the Revolution invoked great thinkers to put quill to paper, pondering the effects led by the somewhat…

The Common Thread of Life

If you could use one word to describe the one single aspect that most stories have, what would it be? If you had to break it down to the one single core element common amongst most stories, what would you say it was? Love? Sadness? Triumph? No. In my opinion, the single common element that…

The Dystopian Art of Body Hacking

Boundaries are being pushed; technology advancement, cyborgs, science fiction blurs in with a dystopia. There are no real laws governing the system, no credentials required. A stall can be set up at a convention center and everyone can line up to be tagged. The consequences are more often than not shuffled in amongst the benefits…

“Us versus Them” and the Notion of Terrorism

The security of a state is fundamental to its nature, and how it interacts on a domestic and global front. If security is threatened, for example, from colonialism, or a foreign policy affecting territorial sovereignty; or on a domestic level, civil unrest (racism or religious disputes), then the state will likely react. They will attempt…