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| Posted on: 24-08-2017

The most awaited annual publication of the year is finally here and it more than meets our expectations – here’s welcoming Weapons of Reason issue 4 titled ‘Power’.

Is the power of public opinion declining? Does the trend now call for the government paying no heed to public demand? Are we on a race to being labelled as the ‘most oppressed’? Is it the end of the American century? Are radical Islamic groups in the Middle East now, at least financially, becoming the state? These are only few of the questions, the latest issue “Power” attempts to answer.

Surpassing the cynicism that surrounds most political work today – the issue also attempts to suggest solutions. Much like the previous issues of this limited series magazine (8 issues in total, so far 4 have been released) published by UK based creative agency Human After All, the current issue ‘Power’ focuses on the contemporary dynamics of the world we live in.

Japanese photographer Satoshi Fujiwara captures the hard-hitting reality of prison brutality in his series “Powerplay”. London is open, says Sadiq Khan – the mayor of London. Matthew Sonsford disagrees and combats firsthand – the city’s housing crisis in “Regeneration Games”. Jonathan Stray addresses a debate – Mainstream vs Social Media. Has our trust in mainstream media declined? Or it is our general lack of trust in institutes? An attempt to answer this has been made with “Two Tribes”. Whether it is 'Make America Great Again' or 'Take Back Control' – words that echoed during America’s Trump and Britain’s Brexit campaign, it changed the construct of the world - as analyzed in “Rhetorical Questions”.

Buy a copy of Weapons of Reason Issue 4 here.

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Images courtesy @humanafterall

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