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What is rhetoric and why do we why need it?

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Theresa May

In this blog I’m going to defend the use of rhetoric. Why? The premise is very simple - because we need it.


Trump's changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Silhouette of a soldier

Donald Trump has defied expectation by pledging to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan.


General Election 2017 - viewpoints from our politics experts and students

Posted on: 31 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Ballot box

What is the background to this snap general election and how will it play out? A lot has changed since the last election in 2015, so we asked Dr. Andrew Crines, one of our British politics experts, to give us his take on the election - along with a student's view:


Bored of relentless soundbites from the general election campaign?

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Fed up of all the repeated rhetoric and relentless soundbites of the General Election campaign? With voter apathy looming over the election, find out our our top five 'facepalm' moments from the campaign trail so far - watch out for sausages, spaniels and slogan bingo...


Fake news and 'post-truth' politics - a new exhibition at FACT Liverpool

Posted on: 2 March 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Newstweek - fixing the facts

A 'Newstweek' hotspot device that can intercept and alter the online articles we read on our mobiles*? A film trailer for a school-yard riot that never happened**? FACT Liverpool's 'How much of this is fiction.' exhibition brings together a wide variety of multi-media artworks that explore 'fake news' and 'post-truth' politics.


Trump protest: "This is a pivotal time for people to stand up for what they believe"

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Crowds at St George's Hall

Political protests play an important role in the democratic process and can help to build solidarity and commitment among those who participate. Attending a demonstration provides very tangible evidence that others hold similar beliefs and ideals and this can be important in building a movement for political change.


Beat stress and visit these top places to chill out in Liverpool

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Man in a gallery

January blues can be tough. But what should you do when Blue Monday comes around when you're trying to prepare for your exams?


Merry Xmas (War is Over) - John and Yoko's political message

Posted on: 19 December 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

War is over, if you want it - poster

Along with festive classics by Slade and The Pogues, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Merry Xmas (War is Over)' is one of the most familiar of all Christmas pop songs.


Bubbly and celebrations at our winter graduation 2016

Posted on: 13 December 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Students drinking bubbly at a reception event.

Celebrating with our graduating students is always special and last week was no exception when we held our winter graduation reception.


A student's view: Kenn's top 5 moments from studying at Liverpool

Posted on: 9 December 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Student at election night

I'm currently in my second year of studying politics and modern history at Liverpool and I've had a great time so far! Here are my top five reasons why...


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