PROJECT EMPIRE

How the English Language Conquered the World

This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » In 1170, Richard De Clare, the English Earl of Pembroke, subdued the Irish city of…

The Criminal Origins of the United States of America

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; Credits: Wikipedia; British Library; British Museum This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » On December 15, 1722, twenty-seven…

The Real Cecil Rhodes

This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » I doubt many of us would feel comfortable putting up a statue with the following…

The Enslaved Prince of Annamaboe

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; New Politic; National Portrait Gallery; Christies This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » The entrance door to the…

Introducing Project Empire

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; New Politic This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » Lives were taken and millions were displaced. Countries were…

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The Internet Dictionary What Does IMY Mean?

Megan Stallings / Unsplash What does IMY mean? “IMY” is an initialism which stands for “I miss you.” To miss someone is to feel sad or sorrow that a specific person is not present or with you. However, note that…

Who is Victoria Starmer, Keir Starmers Wife?

Victoria Starmer and Keir Starmer at the Labour Party’s Brighton Conference, September 2021 Victoria Starmer remains something of a mystery. Unlike Carrie Symonds, Victoria Starmer has shunned the limelight, deciding to stay quiet about her private life while her husband…

The Internet Dictionary What Does Neek Mean?

New Politic What is a Neek? A neek is someone who studies a lot, is an intellectual or gets good grades, spends little time socialising and has a low social status. The term isn’t particularly hurtful (especially compared to other…

The Internet Dictionary What Does To No Avail Mean?

The idiom “to no avail” is another way of saying some act was unsuccessful or ineffective as it did not achieve the desired outcome. In other words, it is a softer and more subtle way of implying failure. Usually, the intended…

The Internet Dictionary What Does SNM Mean?

Kristina Flour; Unsplash What does SNM mean? SNM is an acronym which means “say no more”. It’s used in a conversation to tell someone that you have a complete understanding of a particular topic or situation — and nothing else…

The Internet Dictionary What Does Pushing P Mean?

Gunna, known in real life as Sergio Giavanni Kitchens “Pushin’ P Yeah, pushin’ P, turn me up Turn me up, P, uh-ah” The lyrics from American rappers Future and Gunna’s song, pushin P, released in early 2022 have taken the…

A Belief in Meritocracy is Not Only False Its Bad For You

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; Unsplash; Wikipedia “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …” — Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013…

In Netflixs Squid Game, Capitalism Takes Centre Stage

Squid Game Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the series has become the most watched Netflix title in 76 countries, including the US, Australia and…

Teaching Grit is Bad for Children and Bad for Democracy

New Politic According to the grit narrative, British children are lazy, entitled and unprepared to compete in the global economy. Schools have contributed to the problem by neglecting socio-emotional skills. The solution, then, is for schools to impart the dispositions…

Hannah Arendt Warned Us About Politicians Like Johnson

“How vulnerable is the whole texture of facts in which we spend our daily life; it is always in danger of being perforated by single lies or torn to shreds by the organized lying of groups, nation, or classes…” —…