Entries by The Cambridge Union Society from 06/2012

Why I'd Be Voting Islamist

| Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The results of the first round of voting in the Egyptian presidential election were not good. To be more specific, they were very bad. The runoff will pit Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group already dominant in parliament, against Ahmed Shafik, a former commander of the air force and Mubarak's last prime minister.

Hidden Lives: Why Facebook Needs You to Remain Anonymous

| Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Tech

So Facebook keeps your attention (and thus its ad revenues) by offering you the ability to quietly and surreptitiously spy on those around you. It has little to do with caring and sharing, despite their marketing bumpf.

Back to the Future of Intervention With Syria

| Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Richard Chew writes about the need for Western intervention in Syria and compares the current crisis to that of thirty years ago when the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood led a Sunni resistance to Hafez Al-Assad's minority Alawite regime.

This House Would Disband the Liberal Democrat Party

| Posted 06.17.2012 | UK Politics

Belonging to and campaigning for the Lib Dems is now not merely fruitless, but positively destructive. For all the welcome crumbs they have pilfered from the Tory table, history will surely remember today's Lib Dems for supporting a brutal austerity government.