Andrew Knowles

Andrew has written 21 articles for Nouse

A Eulogy for Willow

There is a particularly poignant moment near the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, where Aragorn attempts to comfort…

The NUS’ Israeli boycott is working

The National Union of Students recently passed a motion in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The…

Clash of Comments – Was the coalition a success?

NO – Andrew Knowles Perhaps what the Coalition will be most remembered for is its austerity measures. By comparing the…

Snapchat ban is an Orwellian effort

Recently, in a cynical exploitation of the widespread horror and fear following the Charlie Hebdo attack, David Cameron announced that…

Don’t be fooled by friendly corporations

If you visit the website of any big Western corporation, there is often a prominent section on ‘corporate social responsibility’,…

York must boycott “jingoistic” Israel

I believe that The University of York should join the growing, international BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel,…

Don’t switch off

It’s quite easy to completely switch off when thinking about the various destructive processes that are undermining the foundations of…

Our brave new world of consumerism

What is the global system of free-market capitalism ultimately for? Essentially, it’s for the satisfaction of the ‘infinite demands’ of…

Democracy in the United States is as good as dead

The USA no longer has a functioning democracy. There are various reasons for this. Most pertinent is the influence of…

The triumph of greed

The extent of the summer sea ice in the Arctic has been rapidly diminishing in recent decades. In the September of 2012, a record low level of sea ice was recorded

5 things the prospectus didn’t tell you…

Andrew Knowles trawls campus for those aspects the prospectus doesn’t mention, from brooding geese to

Africa: Made in China

Africa should look away from the West, and look east, where the pendulum of geopolitical power is steadily swinging to- particularly in the direction of China