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Edmund Burke and the origins of modern conservatism

Conservatism’s influence on the Western world has been obvious over the past few decades, but it can be difficult to discover the ideology’s oldest roots. David Evans studies Edmund Burke’s legacy to understand why he is often penned as ‘the father of modern conservatism’.

Chile – A new beginning?

Chile has voted for a revision of its 1980 constitution, authored by their haunting former leader, Augusto Pinochet. Is this the moment Chileans take the first step to redressing the fundamental problems caused by the past?

The Bristol Mayoral Election

Camera / Edit by Jason Phillips and Will Edlin Interviewers: David Evans, Tom Rickard, Zac Lloyd, Will Palmer, Alex Wilson and Noah Gassas Hello, I’m David Evans, the Chief Sub-Editor at Berkeley Squares Over the past week, Berkeley Squares has interviewed the five candidates for

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Tragic Autobiographer

The quote “how different it all is from what you’d planned” from Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished novel seems an apt way to summarise the author’s tumultuous life. Scarred by the class boundaries he was barred from crossing and only granted a brief refuge of success and happiness before yet more tragedy, one of the greatest authors of the 20th century lived amongst the very demons he wrote about.

Competitive innovation: Formula 1

If you want to win in Formula 1, you have to be the best of the best. Your drivers, your pit crew, your team principle and your data analysts need to work perfectly in sink with one another. However, no element affects a team’s position more than their car.

Phillip K. Dick: A Man Before His Time

From his theories about AI to reenvisioned history, Phillip K. Dick was one of the most constantly inventive and complex writers of his time. For many, however, his ideas were too bold and experimental to be considered seriously by America’s elite novelists; like the setting of so many of his stories, Phillip K. Dick was before his time.

Review: The Laundromat

As crazy as the lawyers the movie portrays, The Laundromat is filled with Steven Soderbergh’s visual flairs and is fairly enjoyable- so long as you don’t have any money hiding in an offshore bank account.