“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


Aaron Sarin


Secrets and lies at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Was the new coronavirus a lab leak?


Aaron Sarin


Dealing with the Devil: debt traps on the Belt and Road

White elephant projects are all part of the plan for the Chinese Communist Party’s flagship initiative


Aaron Sarin


Is Hong Kong heading for civil war?

If the Communist Party launches a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown, the outcome may be very different to 1989

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.