A plan takes off in Kabul, taken by the Wall Street Journal. Image courtesy of Google Images.

There are few ways to adequately describe the withdrawal of Western (principally American) forces and citizens from Afghanistan. Perhaps the best way to do so is to point out what the Afghan Government was in the months and days leading up to their present situation. Impeccably corrupt, almost anti-tactical in…


I’ve reviled the puzzle piece image since I fully understood what it meant-who it was associated with, what they stood for, and what their end goal was. I still do to this day. I’ve never viewed myself as someone needing “a cure” for my autism or anything close to it…


An image taken during a division in the House of Commons after in-person sittings resumed. (Credit to Commons Press Office (@HoCPress) on Twitter.)

It is said that there are few inevitabilities in this life: death and taxes, chiefly among them. Yet at least recently, there seems to be a third, Conservative MPs choosing to completely ignore the catastrophic consequences, and the very real possibility, of a No Deal exit from the European Union…


The Minneapolis skyline, courtesy of Google Images from Pinterest.

Some seventy-two hours ago, I don’t think many of us were aware of the life of George Floyd. …


This morning, we remember the single most incredible event in human history. I am not referring to the first instance of human flight, of the creation of the telegram, or of any other technological advancement; in the grand scheme of time, those events will be remembered as but points on…


An image from a rally held by President Trump in 2018, taken from Google Images. Originally published by Politico.

One of the most overused terms of the last four years and change is “civility”. Cries of unhappiness with a candidate which manifest themselves in very public movements to make a candidate “earn” one’s support have their roots in the charge of being uncivil, as do charges of misconduct so…


Daisy Cooper, newly elected MP for St. Albans, on the campaign trail. (Image originally from The New Statesman and obtained from Google Images.)

The utter trainwreck that was the year 2019 in British politics, especially for those of us of the persuasion that the United Kingdom ought not to leave the European Union, can best be summed up in a feeling: melancholy.

We are melancholy for many reasons: never before in history, surveilling…

Alex Perdue

History and political science undergrad at U of SC. #ActuallyAutistic, 20, He/Him. Views my own.

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