Search Results for "1950s" : 14

by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Arctic and Antarctic, Cover Story, Domestic, Environmental, National Security, World

Diplomacy on Ice

by Illustration by Kaela Chambers Antarctica is home to more than emperor penguins and a few dozen humans with science citizenship barricaded in small hermetic bases. It is also host to an estimated 200 billion barrels of hydrocarbons, alongside large quantities of gold, silver, uranium, and many other rare metals underneath a pristine ice cap still virgin of commercial exploitation. Securing a territory with such a rich underground,…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart The last year has been a big one for American labor unions. From Wisconsin to Alabama to the NBA, policy makers are re-examining their stances on collective bargaining. After running largely on an economic platform, Republicans took their success in the November 2010 elections as a cue to advance conservative economic policies. Many lawmakers began to characterize wages and benefits for public-sector…

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by / on April 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in Opinion, World

PRC’s Grip over China’s Wild West

by In the beginning of October 1949, the bloody Chinese Civil War was nearing its end, and Mao Zedong had proudly declared the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). With the Nationalists defeated, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could now focus on its aims on fully reuniting the country and instituting socialism. The disastrous effects of the latter aim are well-known. However, the vagueness of this first notion – of fu…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm / in Asia, World

Stand By Me

by by Jiyoon Han Confident of its newfound economic prowess and growing military might, an emboldened India is in the throes of voicing a new foreign policy doctrine for the 21st century. As pragmatism overpowers a traditionally quixotic and nationalistic external outlook, the new direction of Indian foreign policy is encouraging and refreshing. Nevertheless, the lingering threat of a flawed and archaic non-alignment policy threatens…

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by / on October 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

An American Revolution: The US and Iran may come to consensus

by by Zereshk The term “Diplomatic Revolution” is a phrase often applied to a shattering and shifting of status quos in international politics. In between the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War in the mid 18th century, the period from which the term originates, the French and Prussian alliance and the Austrian and British alliance underwent a sudden transformation. The Diplomatic Revolution of the 18th century saw the c…

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by / on March 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Why Would Anyone Need an Assault Weapon?

by Why would anyone ever need a military-style assault weapon with high-capacity magazines? Their presence in the hands of spree shooters like James Holmes and Adam Lanza certainly seems to indicate that they are weapons intended to kill many people. They are universally preferred by militaries and police forces all over the world. Even their aesthetic is intimidating: all black, menacing juts and sharp angles. These weapons, like the…

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by / on October 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom: Media, Symbolism, and the Death of Dictators

by The morning I awoke to the news that deposed and now-deceased Colonel Muammar Qaddafi of Libya was dead, I felt a lingering sense of unreality. Photos and videos snapped from mobile phones trickled in, portraying the seconds after his dissolution and the last moments of his life. Slowly, a picture emerged of the humiliating capture and ignominious death of one of the most feared and hated men in the world. What is most striking abou…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:52 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue, Women's Rights

A War on Women

by We are in an economic recession. While some monetary sacrifices for governmental agencies are inevitable, the latest push to deprive Planned Parenthood of all federal funding is not solely motivated by the desire for fiscal conservatism. Instead, the burgeoning campaign against funding for Planned Parenthood is overtly purported to be a means of rectifying an existing ethical dilemma: forcing Americans to finance abortion services t…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:21 am / in Culture, Europe, Issue, World

Thinly Veiled

by After nearly six months of deliberation, a French parliamentary committee recently proposed a ban on Islamic face veils in government spaces, including hospitals, schools, public transportation and, theoretically, even the Champs-Élysées. This decision is only the most recent iteration of what Le Monde has dubbed a “national psychodrama” that has spanned decades of government wrangling, produced volumes of national press coverage, a…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:06 am / in Content, Issue, National Security

New History, Old History

by Art by Taimur Malik “History has an ebb and flow of justice, but history also has a visible direction set by liberty and the Author of Liberty,” President Bush remarked in his second inauguration speech. There is a reference to God here, but also, perhaps, a reference to Hegel. For Bush, the “visible direction” is, indeed, very visible: “We are the nation that saved liberty in Europe and liberated death camps and helped raise up de…

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