Oscar Rickett

Julian Assange’s Whistleblowing Doesn’t Make Him Immune to Critique

Yes, he founded Wikileaks and has also flagrantly dodged two sexual assault allegations – both realities can be true at once.
Oscar Rickett
The holocaust

The Holocaust Prisoners Who Risked Their Lives to Sneak Evidence from Concentration Camps

A new exhibition at London's Wiener Library tells the story of the men and women who enlightened the world as to what was happening in the extermination camps.
Oscar Rickett
Views My Own

'Brexit: The Uncivil War' and 'Vice' Give Too Much Credit to Individuals

Both films deal in the making of political ploys, but fail to highlight how it takes more than one charismatic man to enforce an ideology.
Oscar Rickett

Karl Marx Has Never Been More Relevant

And would you look at that – it's his 200th birthday this weekend.
Oscar Rickett
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

Failed 'Utopias' Throughout History

An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a "perfect" society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful.
Oscar Rickett

The Painful Battle for a Painless Death

Omid suffers from a rare nervous system disorder that will slowly and painfully kill him. He's crowdfunding a legal challenge for the right to die how he wants.
Oscar Rickett
black mirror

How Far Off Are We from the Digital Clones of 'Black Mirror'?

The Charlie Brooker series has returned to one fear more than any other: that digital clones could be tortured for eternity.
Oscar Rickett

My Awful, Profitable 18 Months as a Trump-Obsessed Journalist

Has Donald Trump becoming president been bad for the world but good for my career?
Oscar Rickett
nuclear war

We Spoke to North Koreans About the Nuclear Threat

Much has been made of how Donald Trump's "fire and fury" would affect the rest of the world – but what of the ordinary North Koreans living under Kim Jong-un?
Oscar Rickett

Stop Pretending These Global Leaders Are Woke Baes

Leaders like Macron, Trudeau and Merkel make political capital out of people thinking they're legends, but their agendas are still entrenched in neoliberalism.
Oscar Rickett
Oh Snap

Weighing Up Theresa May's Leadership Prospects

A Boris-shaped vulture is already circling.
Oscar Rickett

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think they should be proud of their colonial heritage.
Oscar Rickett