“The freethinker… will not bow to the authority of others, and he will not bow to his own desires, but he will submit to evidence.” 
– Bertrand Russell

Latest Articles



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Fake News and Low-Resolution Narratives

Who do you trust to deliver unbiased news around complex issues?


Aaron Sarin

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The long shadow of Tiananmen Square

How the Communist Party was driven to mass murder by its own incompetence and inflexibility


Aaron Sarin

11-minute read

The psychology of world citizenship

Why it might be entirely possible to build a global identity in the twenty-first century

About Seceder

Seceder, named after the First Secession in 18th century Scotland, is an opinion and conversational blog. Our aim is to provide honest discussion around issues that may have been twisted and hijacked, and provide new insight into tackling global issues affecting us all.

About Aaron

Aaron Sarin is a freelance writer living in Sheffield. His interests are political and existentialist philosophy, ancient and modern history, mythology and religion, and the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party. He also writes for Areo and is currently working on a book about global governance.