Search Results for "1940s" : 5

by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, World

A Farmer’s Market

by C hinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest hit, A Touch of Sin , begins with a startling story: in a northern village in China, a man named Dahai begins a solitary campaign against the village chiefs, who have grown rich selling collective property. While his protests provoke no official response, the problem is eventually resolved with blood: Dahai kills all the village officials with a shotgun. The New York Times calls the movie “…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:28 am / in Business, Domestic

Points for Participation

by Illustration by Justin Walker The Obama campaign’s direct and wide-scale efforts to mobilize the public in 2008 resulted in voter turnout rates unheard of since the 1960s. However, a report released by the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University predicts that there will be a drop in voter turnout for the 2012 elections due to political disenchantment among young voters. As the report summarizes, “Obam…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:08 am / in Interview, Issue

This is Your Life

by Right now you are probably worrying about how to find an internship. Or after finding one you are stressing over how to make ends meet on a sub-minimum wage salary (or no salary at all). Getting caught up in the angst of it all, it is difficult to step back and ask, “Why is the internship process so miserable? And what does it all mean?” Ross Perlin, author of the first major book to broach the subject, Intern Nation: How to Earn No…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm / in Content, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue

(My) Impending Healthcare Crisis

by When I broke the news to my parents this past Thanksgiving that I would not be seeking conventional employment after graduating this May, I was met with a surprising reaction: “You realize that you’re not going to be covered under our health insurance policy.” For a long time, I had been constructing a plan to show my parents that my decision not to work an office job was a viable path. Their revelation threw a wrench into my strate…

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by / on November 11, 2007 at 10:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Education, Media, National Security

Missing Pages

by Japanese historians Nozaki Yoshiko and Inokuchi Hiromatsu once described school textbooks as an “important site [for] creating and disseminating narratives.” By projecting a specific viewpoint of an event on the impressionable minds of students, the books can “readily reinforce dominant ideologies.” A major occurrence in history can be spun in different ways, depending on the words used to describe it. The at…

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