Student radicals are at it again. Extremist student environmentalists continue to promote their radical agenda of fossil-fuel divestment on campuses across the country. ISI student leader and IR Online blogger Danielle Charette (Swarthmore ’14) is at the center of this controversy.
There has never been a better time to consider a career in journalism. Newspapers are thriving, magazines are innovating, online journalism listicles are becoming more substantive, and cable-news talking heads are shouting at holograms. Journalists are living up to our reputation as the country’s most trusted profession (at least compared to IRS agents and American [...]
The name of Jesus made me recoil in anger. Oh, I was OK with a certain range of “live and let live,” but I was also in a war against stupid. “Live and let live” meant to keep your religious practice in the closet. While Freud considered the Christian faith pathological, I considered it applied [...]
In his famous essay, The Abolition of Man C.S.Lewis does intellectual battle with two mediocre educators who had written a book on literary criticism for high school students. In it, they asserted: When the man said “This is sublime” he appeared to be making a remark about the waterfall…. Actually he was not making a [...]
Buzzfeed pointed me to a funny list of “27 Middle Class Problems.” While I can’t help but laugh at some yuppie’s dilemma it does pain me a bit to think that my conception of suffering isn’t too far off. We’re now so good at diminishing suffering that all we have to complain about are #firstworldproblems. Is this a problem?
Leo Strauss wrote a book called Persecution and the Art of Writing in which he describes how persecution gives rise to a peculiar technique of writing. Online writing is no exception. Here are 7 tips based on Strauss’s insights that have been reinvented for modern relevance.
At Vassar College, students advocating for free market solutions to environmental problems are mocked, isolated, and disrespected. Stanley Kurtz argues that the corruption goes beyond the student government, and reflects a less-than-diverse intellectual culture among faculty and administrators as well.
In school I always wondered why some ideas sounded stupid and others really clicked. The stupid ideas usually did more to sickly me o’er with the pale cast of thought than to inspire me. But another thing I wondered at was that some of the stupid ideas were actually more interesting than the ones that made sense.
We mourn the loss and remember the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister and leader of the conservative resurgence in Britain. Ruling from 1979 until 1990 Margaret Thatcher was the second most important prime minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
From the time you were five years old, someone was always asking you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Maybe you answered “a cowboy” or “a princess,” but you really didn’t know. As you get older, the pressure intensifies. “A professional baseball player.” “A veterinarian.” Now you are in college, but [...]
Among Jonathan Swift’s many targets in Gulliver’s Travels are the Dutch. Strange you might say. Of all the evils to be bemoaned in the world of the 18th century, you wouldn’t think the tolerant Dutch would be among them. But you must see the world through a Swiftian eye. Japan of the Tokugawa shogunate had [...]