Search Results for "Scotland" : 5

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 17, 2012 at 11:00 am / in Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

by According to the Mayan Calendar, the world is supposed to end this year. Republicans seem to agree – that is, if Barack Obama is reelected. That might be a little hyperbolic, but hyperbole seems to be the theme of the current primaries. Constance Boozer argues that the media is just as much to blame as the candidates themselves for this. While it’s easy to mock the current state of our politics, we should not forget that our democra…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:34 am / in Media, Protests, World

#hacktivism

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi We have learned by now to expect and to fear the masked army of the internet: Anonymous. It makes the consumer aware of the volatility of his privacy, at a time when our intense networking and the establishment of facial profiling and information databases have made our privacy disappear.  By toying with the digital presence of Sony and the CIA, Anon has established the faceless mass as a player, howe…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Hanging in the Balance

by On May 6, the U.K. will hold what David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, described on April 6 as “the most important election in a generation.” Given that this election is likely to either bring about Britain’s first post-election hung parliament since 1974, or the end of the Labour Party’s unprecedented 13 years in power, or, quite possible, both of the above, there is good reason to concur with Cameron’s assessment. Alth…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm / in Culture, Interview, Issue

Interview with Bruce Robbins

by Bruce Robbins is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. His most recent book is Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State (Princeton, 2007). Florence Lui and Mark Krotov spoke to him about contemporary literature and its production, promotion, translation, distribution, and consumption, as well as the legacy of the culture wars of the 1990s. On the literary marketplac…

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