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Harvard: Don’t Let Hate Trump Love

Democrats at Harvard and across the country make a grave political and moral misstep if, instead of analyzing why their platform fell short, they blame bad people rather than bad policy.

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A New Inclusivity

Instead of assuming that it is someone’s ignorance and privilege that leads them to say something insensitive, we can make progress by resisting the urge to dismiss their perspective, and instead realize that it is through discussion that people learn to consider a wider array of points of view.

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A New Inclusivity

Instead of assuming that it is someone’s ignorance and privilege that leads them to say something insensitive, we can make progress by resisting the urge to dismiss their perspective, and instead realize that it is through discussion that people learn to consider a wider array of points of view.

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Equality on Mt. Auburn Street

And while we don’t agree on everything, we do agree on this: the status quo is unacceptable, and the faculty and administration should do everything in their power to combat the discriminatory practices of final clubs.

Becina Ganther
College

Becina Ganther

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No Hate, No Fear

If the rights of one are taken away, we all lose. Self-interest, self-motivation, and selfish disregard for others put President Trump in the White House. We cannot fight him with those same strategies.

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Liberal Artifice: How the “Liberal Arts” Can Mean More Than a Buzzword

In order to meaningfully enact an ethos rooted in the transformative power of the liberal arts, no amount of curriculum shifting can be adequate: Gen Eds need to play a more fundamental, intimate role in the Harvard experience.

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A Press Room for the 21st Century

These so-called “Skype Seats” created by the Trump Administration in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room create a degree of openness, innovation, and diversity that should make any supporter of genuine press freedom rejoice.

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Extinguishing Lady Liberty's Flame

The American Dream ethos that captivates and elicits longing in the hearts of so many people around the world is not of achieving tremendous wealth or power; it’s a basic yearning for the stability of a home address, the satisfaction of a full belly, the peace-of-mind of a routine primary care visit, and the guarantee of human rights.

Nicholas Whittaker
College

Nicholas Whittaker

Lily K. Calcagnini
College

Lily K. Calcagnini

Emily Zhao
College

Emily Zhao

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Welcoming War Crimes: The Normalization of Henry Kissinger

When the IOP invites Henry Kissinger to the Harvard Kennedy School with no representation of opposition views, they are doing more than “hosting a conversation.” They are providing a platform for the insidious belief that the lives of others, particularly those of poor people of color in the “developing” world, are mere pawns in the pursuit of American ends.

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Twitter and Journalism: Reclaiming the Hunt

The rise of Twitter-based journalism has bastardized this collecting culture by reducing the “hunt” to passive scrolling through newsfeeds, and the required “expertise” to practically nothing.

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Quit the Comp

Comping makes trying new things prohibitively hard. A new interest or passion can seem either too unavailable or intimidating in college if accompanied by a comp.