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Oliver Nott is an Editor at The Student Review and, although he focuses primarily on editorial duties, he enjoys writing about politics, history and current affairs. Oliver is a student at the University of St Andrews, where he studies International Relations.

Romney’s choice

Mitt Romney’s chances of becoming the president of the United States took a considerable albeit…

Presidential review: Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Andrew Johnson, 1865 – 1869 VP: N/A, First Lady: Eliza McCardle Andrew Johnson was the…

Presidential review: James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln

James Buchanan, 1857 – 1861                     VP: John C. Breckenridge, First Lady: N/A James Buchanan was…

The Club of Rome

It was while I was reading Freedom by American novelist Jonathan Franzen that I stumbled across…

Presidential review: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce

Zachary Taylor, 1849 – 1850 VP: Millard Fillmore, First Lady: Margaret Smith Zachary Taylor is…

Presidential review: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Knox Polk

William Henry Harrison, 1841                    VP: John Tyler, First Lady: Anna Symmes After Martin Van Buren’s…

Presidential review: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren

Andrew Jackson, 1829 – 1837 VP: John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, First Lady: Rachel…

Presidential review: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams

James Monroe, 1817 – 1825 VP: Daniel D. Thompkins, First Lady: Elizabeth Kortright James Monroe…

Israel’s inner divisions

Israel: a nation renowned for its deep-rooted splits, religious significance and vast, often disputed, history.…

Presidential review: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison

Thomas Jefferson, 1801 – 1809 VP: Aaron Burr, George Clinton, First Lady: N/A If George…