Posts byKonstantin van Thiel

A Dying Breed

The typical image of an idyllic countryside family farm has dominated the public image of agriculture for decades. The romanticised image of hardworking and honest people living in unison and nature and providing for us easing our minds as we shop in the pampered comfort of our supermarkets. Perhaps as a cognitive defence mechanism against

Sailing into Dire Straits

Paranoia has swept across Europe. Skyrocketing energy prices and uncertainty in the future economic outlook have made Europeans far more wary of their nations’ reliance on other nations, particularly those potentially as malicious as Russia. In a frenzy, pundits have underscored any possible dependencies, ranging from cheaply manufactured goods from South Asia to the Taiwanese