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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Europe, World

Off Her Majesty’s Secret Service

by When Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman cast a former truck driver and coffin polisher from Edinburgh as James Bond in 1961, English public schoolboy and confirmed snob Ian Fleming opined that he was “an overgrown stunt man” and “unrefined.” Yet Sean Connery eventually won over 007’s creator, and Fleming was inspired to write a father from Glencoe and an education at Fettes into Bond’s backstory. A Scottish father, a Scottish school…

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 1:21 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion, World

Obvious Gaffes and Subtle Humility

by From Wikimedia Commons So Mitt Romney goes to London and insults the British, just as they’re preparing for the biggest event in England since the release of the last Harry Potter movie. The gaffe, in which Romney questioned London’s preparedness for the event, honestly made me scratch my head. What was he thinking? Politically, there was no upside. He didn’t make himself look better, nor did he seem more presidential. Ideologicall…

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by / on August 3, 2012 at 8:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Going for the Gold: The Corporatized Olympics

by from Wikimedia Commons This week, two Olympics, thousands of miles apart, are being played. Corporations have ruined both. In 1984, a Union Carbide leak killed 15,000 people in Bhopal, India in what has been called the biggest industrial disaster in history. Forty tons of methyl isocyanate gas ravaged the city, leaving 500,000 injured and thousands of unborn children with futures of pain and deformity. Almost thirty years later, hu…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:48 am / in Europe, World

The Bandit And The Bully

by Illustrations by Kaela Chambers As he officially announced the 2014 vote for an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond looked and sounded as earnest as ever. His normally ruddy complexion was tempered by the soft light of the Scottish Parliament’s chambers as he revealed an inconspicuous pamphlet to his colleagues: “Your Scotland. Your Referendum.” The document was to be, as Salmond put it, an outline for the people of h…

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by / on March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Events

*Updated* Exciting Events March 3rd-9th

by In order to facilitate active political participation and discussion here at Columbia, CPR is happy to provide a rundown of this week’s on-campus events. If we missed anything, please let us know by emailing Web Editor Stewart Shoemaker at sms2318@columbia.edu Tuesday, March 4th CPU Talks: Political Participation Time: 8:00-9:00pm Location: Hamilton 503 Students from three groups on campus will share their take on the given…

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 10:24 am / in Opinion, World

An American (Commercial Invasion) in Paris

…stripped of its historic and sentimental value and pimped out by corporations. Oxford Street in the West End of London is a good example of a similar story, as is the whole city of London, arguably. Certainly Times Square is no longer alive or of value to anyone who spends more than a week in New York, and is meant as more of a theme park for bovine visitors than anything else. Certainly the same can be said for parts of Hollywood. However, what…

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 4:07 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Mitt Romney Can’t Conquer the World

by from Wikimedia Commons Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s trip to the United Kingdom received heightened media coverage after he told NBC’s Brian Williams, “There are a few things that were disconcerting.  The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials…that obviously is not something which is encouraging.” Romney’s critical commentary on the L…

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm / in Opinion, World

The Diamond Jubilee: Celebration or Ostentation?

by   We live in a country that is touchy about money and is deeply concerned, if not obsessed, with lavish displays of wealth. When the CEOs of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler were summoned to a congressional hearing, they were reamed by the presiding representatives for arriving by private jet. Newt Gingrich criticized Mitt Romney in the recent Republican […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Final Showdown

by From Wikimedia Commons The news media must be tickled pink concerning the events of the past few weeks (after all, who doesn’t love a photo finish?). What was always considered a hypothetical long shot has now in fact come true – with only two weeks left until Election Day and going into the final presidential debate, this race is all tied up. Following gaffe after gaffe and the release of a most embarrassing video, Romney has expe…

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by / on February 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm / in

Daniel Brovman

Daniel is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Political Science with concentrations in History and Business Management. Growing up in London and New Jersey, he was fascinated by variations in governance across countries and cities and states. Outside of the Columbia Political Review, he is involved with the Columbia International Relations Council and Association, traveling on its Model United Nations team and staffing its conferences fo…

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