Occupying Space – The Geopolitics of the Cosmos

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon, we must not allow our reading of history to be defined by a nationalist agenda. On July 20th 1969, at approximately 17 minutes past 8 in the evening (GMT), NASA’s Apollo XI mission successfully landed its Eagle module on the surface of […]

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Discontent of the Status Quo

A frightening trend is spreading across Europe: a rise of nationalism built upon xenophobic rhetoric. This momentum is challenging the dominant electoral framework and governability of various governments. The recent German and Italian elections demonstrated a failure of the establishment parties to connect with a frustrated electorate. Angela Merkel struggled to form another Grand Coalition, […]

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Fear of the Foreigner

For those of us who have studied the rise of fascism in the 1930’s, we should all be concerned about the rise of xenophobic rhetoric and the recent electoral success of nationalist parties throughout Europe. Stefan Zweig, one of the most famous writers during the interwar period, expresses the rise of nationalism in his memoir The […]

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