Magellan’s Notebook provides news and commentary on worldwide events. The topics of posts could range from the consequences of imperialism to parliamentary elections in Turkey or the push for independence in Scotland. The author hopes that this blog will illuminate areas of the world which have yet to see light; this includes the lesser known facts about political current events in the west, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Ferdinand Magellan, the namesake of this blog, was a Portuguese explorer who spearheaded the first successful effort to circumnavigate the world in 1519. We sail, admittedly, to the left.