Piotr C. Brzezinski

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Hooray for Materialism

Primed by inspirational speakers and self-congratulatory messages, it’s difficult to go through graduation without feeling the need to save the

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Striking Zealotry

The proletariat’s chains are crumbling; the scales of false consciousness have fallen—make no mistake, the workers of the world are

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Open the Gates of Vienna!

In a world mercifully distant from Cambridge, an obsession with demography has taken hold: Religious conservatives are hysterically decrying the

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If No One Flies, No One Dies

Mothers torn from their children, babies crying, arbitrary checkpoints, heavily armed guards, abusive and supercilious bureaucrats, and futile pleas for

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Filthy Lucre and Clean Elections

Much wailing and gnashing of teeth greeted presidential candidates’ record-smashing first-quarter fundraising totals. Hillary led the pack with $26 million,

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A Post-Christian America

Christians have better sex. At least, that’s according to the Heritage Foundation, which recently released a study that claims religious

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SWAT State

What provoked 88-year-old Kathryn Johnston to grab her gun and open fire in the middle of the night? Maybe it

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SLAMming The Unemployed

As in years past, last September heralded a new crop of eager freshmen, short-lived enthusiasm for classes, and the renewed

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Predictions

The Crimson’s editorial board puts its slightly scuffed crystal ball to work. Michael B. Broukhim ’07 Editorial chair Drew Gilpin

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Drunk Until Proven Innocent

Admittedly, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a tough group to oppose. It represents the forces of good (mothers) against

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CD of the Week: The Decemberists, "The Crane Wife"

5 Stars Like watching a child learn how to ride a bike, fans watch their favorite indie band move to

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The Final Stretch

EDITOR’S NOTE The Annotations section is meant to convey a smattering of impressions, written by Crimson editors, on a certain

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Liquids on a Plane!

Ah compatriots, rejoice! Breathe the fresh air of freedom: The government is now letting us take liquids on-board airplanes. Alas,

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Banzai! Die for Empress Thatcher!

LONDON—“Death and glory,” cry kamikaze conservatives, thundering about taxes, immigration and crime. Not in the U.S., of course—our right-wing fundamentalists

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We Hollow Men

Fantastic stories often stray into fantasy—who knew? As if faux-memoir writer James Frey weren’t enough, hip literary circles have been

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
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VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
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