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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 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 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 October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

by Monday, October 13th Perspectives of Global Development 2014: Boosting Productivity to Meet the Middle Income Challenge 10:00am – 12:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Carl Dahlman is Head of the Thematic Division and Head of Global Development Research at the OECD’s Development Centre. Prior to joining the OECD in September 2013, he was an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreig…

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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 October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

by Monday, October 20th   To lose without fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea 12:00pm – 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Brown Bag Lecture featuring Bill Hayton, reporter at BBC. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the APEC Study Center, SEASI, and Asia American Journalists Association at Columbia. For further information regarding this event, please contact […]

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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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