Mitchell Bate


Mitchell is a blogger currently studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath

August, 2017

March, 2017

  • 30 March

    Aleksandr Dugin and the Death of Globalism

    Aleksandr Dugin, the brain of Vladimir Putin, is a political scientist whose ideas have inspired Russian foreign policy and enamoured nativist ‘alt-right’ elements across Europe. His Fourth Political Theory, is the roadmap for understanding the theoretical foundations of Putin’s imperial ventures and a testament to the differences between the neoliberal European …

  • 11 March

    Professor Miller and the Bottomless Pit of Academia

    According to some, Muslims can only be one of two variants: terrorists, Islamists. Any other behaviour reflects more on their western masters than it does on them, because Muslims can’t have agency. And this is neo-orientalism. Our candidate is David Miller.

  • 6 March

    General McMaster Gets it Wrong on Islam

    General and scholar H.R McMaster may replicate Obama administration mistakes by not recognising Islam and terrorism are linked.

  • 4 March

    Trump Finally Becomes President of the United States

    President Donald Trump delivered the best speech of his political career yesterday. However, there is still much to worry about, including the falsities within the speech itself. However, it is heartening to see that Trump is capable of keeping his ego in check. Let's bring some civility into politics.

February, 2017

  • 11 February

    “The Fascists are Coming!”


    No, Fascism is not coming to American shores. And even if fascism were to mount a threat to the US, I do not think it can be defeated by preening twenty-somethings looking for a punch-up.

December, 2016

November, 2016

  • 15 November

    A Call for Political Armistice: A Farewell to the Identity Wars​​

    Donald Trump is awful. Sure; I accept. At this point it goes without saying that Trump is a harbinger of Revalations-inspired cataclysm for liberals; and their fears are entirely justified, his Cabinet (or horsemen) may prove to be a compendium of conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, and religious zealots – his …

October, 2016