Let’s call infant male circumcision what it really is: male genital mutilation
Imagine, for a moment, that the members of a historical cult took it upon themselves to chop off the right hand of all their male babies, for some far-fetched symbolistic…
In Defence of the Anglo-Scottish Union
Margaret Thatcher once told a Scottish Tory: ‘Michael, I am an English nationalist and never you forget it.’ This explains a great deal of recent Scottish history. Our distaste for…
The Trouble with Islamophobia
Recently the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims proposed a new definition of ‘Islamophobia’: ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA IS ROOTED IN RACISM AND IS A TYPE OF RACISM THAT TARGETS EXPRESSIONS OF MUSLIMNESS…
The poverty of Constitutional Monarchy
A fellow contributor of mine at The Broad, Michael Zwiauer, recently responded to my piece decrying the cult of the Windsors. I proffer some points in respectful reply. Though the…
Looking back down the Persian Path: In place of a conclusion
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, an event dubbed by Christopher Hitchens as simultaneously a revolution and a counter-revolution. The leftists and others who…
Down the Persian Path: imperialism and hypocrisy
Gazing upon the West’s actions and inactions concerning Iran makes for depressing viewing. There are two major sources of disappointment in the ‘free world’- the opportunist and hypocritical USA and…
Down The Persian Path: The Path of Resistance
‘Why the fuck would you want to go to that bastard’s grave?’ replied a guard in 2005 to journalist Christopher Hitchens’s inquiry about the location of a cemetery near Tehran….
Down the Persian Path: The Path of History
The regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran would not have approved of the medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam – and he certainly would not have approved of it. His…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Managing Director
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