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By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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What does it take to get Europeans to have a Revolution?

In a recent article about the youth unemployment crisis in Europe and Africa  HFN asked a question: “What are all these people going to do?” to which a reader responded: “If you look on the street, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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What are all these people all going to do? Youth unemployment in Europe is critical. But Africa is going to get even worse.

In much of southern Europe the unemployment rate for young people under the age of 25 remains stubbornly high – at over 61% in Greece and 56% in Spain.  This is not just a disaster for countries on the European More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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What the history of immigration teaches us about Europe’s future

Immigration is a political hot potato. It is hard to talk about it in the West without appearing to be uncaring at best or racist at worst.  That is a problem as it is an important subject: not discussing it does More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Emigration: Colonies of the Mind and Space

Humans like to emigrate.  To pick up sticks and leave a familiar place and move to somewhere new and to settle. And then do that again and again. Ever since our ancient ancestors walked out of Africa between 125,000 More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Jobs: First, get rid of expensive Westerners. Second, get rid of people entirely

The Great Recession has been going on since 2008, with no end in sight. A great part of the problem is financial: we borrowed too much money for too long and now don’t have the ability to pay off our debts. More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe, Pt 2: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar

This is a continuation of an earlier article, The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background, but can be read as a stand alone article as well. Alexander More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Superficially the Roman Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the Planck Observatory, which just released the oldest pictures of the Universe when it was a mere More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Crisis: or an explanation on the origins of the decline of the West

Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus was written around 1592 and was based on an earlier German work about Dr Faustus, a talented German scholar at Wittenburg University who was frustrated by the limits More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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Why China could invade Taiwan – and get away with it

The story of how the Republic of China became Taiwan and its relationship with mainland China is fascinating.  How many people in the West know that Taiwan was once a Dutch colony and that it only became part of More...