Michael J Bramham

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Michael is an aspiring writer and blogger based in Leeds UK. He writes on history, politics, religion, science and other topics

September, 2017

May, 2017

  • 25 May

    Transhumanism: Engineering Utopia

    transhumanism, utopia, progressive, libertarian

    Is transhumanism really around the corner? And if so, is it compatible with a progressive ideology that bears in mind the needs of everyone?

April, 2017

  • 10 April

    Cultural Appropriation, Art and Free Expression

    The idea of cultural appropriation is a controversial one. On the one hand, it has been used as a critique of mainstream stereotyping of other cultures and oppressed peoples and the use by some artists and writers of aspects of other cultures without truly attempting to understand them or respect …

March, 2017

  • 16 March

    The Corbyn Delusion

    Labour, Corbyn,

    Corbyn is not an effective leader of the opposition and his supporters delude themselves if they think he can ever be Prime Minister.

February, 2017

January, 2017

  • 27 January

    The Menace of Nationalism is Spreading

    Nationalism

    Nationalism, the resurging plague of division, is back! Embodied by Trump and Theresa May, it risks undermining so much of what we have achieved in the last 70 years

December, 2016

  • 6 December

    Is Democracy Broken? Something is wrong, and we must fix it…

    The electoral results of both the Brexit referendum and the US Presidential election have both been a shock (to say the least) to those of us on the left. It is very tempting to give up on the idea of democracy in light of such terrible decision-making on the part …

November, 2016

  • 8 November

    Is War Between Russia and The USA Really Possible?

    Over the past few years relations between the West (US, NATO and EU) and Russia have dramatically deteriorated. Not since the Cold War have we seen this kind of standoffish behaviour from Moscow and Washington. Much like in the Cold War, this heightened tension has returned the spectre of World …

  • 1 November

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Mind at War ​with itself!

    As some of you may know, I suffer from mental illness which unfortunately has made it difficult for me to work or study throughout my life. One of the illnesses I suffer from is obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD and I want to talk about it because it occurs to me that whilst …

October, 2016

  • 19 October

    Brexit and Nationalism: ​3 Months On

    Back in July I wrote an article on Brexit and Nationalism. Three months on and the situation in the UK has worsened. Theresa May and her government are dragging the country down a dangerous path of nationalism and xenophobia unlike anything seen in the UK for generations. If the Conservative …