Search Results for "1960s" : 28

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 8, 2015 at 1:01 am / in Current Issue

Shorty Keeps Running Away

by At 8:52 PM on July 11, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera – so called for his short stature – was pacing restlessly across his cell in Altiplano, Mexico’s only super-maximum-security prison. He proceeded to sit on his bed and change his shoes, just before walking to the shower area in the corner of his cell. Security camera footage showed him kneeling behind a waist-high concrete wall before disappearing into a blind spot. In a few sec…

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:25 am / in Current Issue

Removing the Stink

by It was a busy night at Mezyan, a new pub on Hamra Street in downtown Beirut on a Friday this past August. It had recently gained a reputation among locals for being a hangout spot for Syrian activists currently in exile. A friend of mine involved in student government at the American University of Beirut was waiting for me, eager to discuss the changes that were taking place in the country. Beirut was embroiled in a crisis over garb…

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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 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 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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