Search Results for "1960s" : 26

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

New History, Old History

…history of foreign conflict is taught. The schools of social and radical history that attained prominence in the 1960s had been especially marginalized in the decade before. This fact is not insignificant: disillusionment with Cold War “consensus history” had a profound impact on the development of oppositional history in the decades to come. Deeply troubled by the Vietnam War, historians in the 1960s and 1970s were often similarly disturbed by t…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:48 am / in Education, First Person, Issue, New York

My Summer of Love

by Susan said that her commune was “the best kind of anarchism, for a short time.” It functioned as an artists’ retreat, collective, and farm; although it now functions solely as a land collective, the colony’s hand-built houses still dotting the hill that leads to Haystack Mountain. A new bridge runs across the brook, whose banks are overgrown with wild raspberries. Upstream, a giant waterfall flows, where the commune members bathed e…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Interview, Issue

A New Currency for Climate Change

…e climate movement is that many of the young people involved are not ideological in the sense that people in the 1960s seemed to be. I don’t know many people who are trying to restructure all the world’s ways and economies and things. […] In certain ways, [it’s] quite a conservative one [movement]. It’s aimed at things from changing too much. I think that makes it at least a little different than the 1960s. CPR: A few years ago, you had written a…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Business, Content, Domestic, Immigration, Women's Rights

Of Anchor Babies and Welfare Queens

by Illustration by Anne Park In his January 25, 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama identified the unsolved issue of illegal immigration as an obstacle to winning the future. Referring to the recently blocked DREAM Act, which would have offered children of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to attain legal status, he called for an end to the expulsion of “talented, responsible young people… who could be…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 4:56 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Dirty Thoughts

by Candide, Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights were all once deemed “obscene” by the federal government. In 2005, Cocktails 2, Ass Clowns 3, and 1001 Ways to Eat My Jizz were all spared that fate. Nowhere is the subjectivity of obscenity law more succinctly, if ironically, expressed than in Justice Potter Stewart’s famous locution in his concurring opinion in the obscenity case of Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964): explained his reluctan…

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by / on November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Saving Our Schools

by from the US Dept. of Education Amidst post-election cabinet reshuffling, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan indicated last week that he is likely to stay on for Obama’s second term. Duncan has a fairly long list of achievements: the $4 billion “race to the top”, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver programs, and the Common Core standards, amongst others. And unlike some fellow cabinet members (think Steven Chu and Kathleen Sibeliu…

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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 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Reverend Jesse Jackson and Katrina vanden Heuvel

by Wikimedia Commons Former presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson and The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel joined fellow progressive, moderator and Columbia professor Obery Hendricks on stage Thursday night in Miller Theater. Though the crowd was not very expansive, the subject matter was, encompassing all aspects of politics and religion as applied to the 2012 American presidential race. At times when Jackson, who was arre…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:13 am / in Europe, World

The Irish Curtain

by On December 3, 2012, the Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland voted to stop flying the British flag daily over its Victorian-style city hall building, ending a 106-year old tradition. Instead, the flag would be flown 18 days a year to correspond with specific occasions. Seeing this decision as an act of Irish Republican aggression, Pro-British Unionists rioted, attacking police officers with Molotov cocktails and setting fire t…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

A Fresh Order of Domino Theory

by a US foreign policy, domino theory argued that the fall of a nation to communism would trigger and fuel the spread of communism to neighboring nations. The Soviet Empire wished death upon American principles, liberties, and ideals, with a communist backbone rivaling that of Hitler’s fascism. If left unchecked, the Soviet Union could spread across the globe—a string of “falling dominos”— until it isolated its final opposition and unl…

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