Writer

J. Lorand Matory

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Affirmative Scapegoating

I have no doubt that America and Harvard belong to me and I to them.

What Harvard Has Taught Me

At the end of a successful comp for The Crimson, each new editor in my cohort was asked to name

What Do Critics of Israel Have to Fear?

At what point do imbalances in access to money, media, and society’s administrative apparatuses constitute the censorship of dissent? Recent

Orwellian Uses of ‘Free Speech’

“Free speech” is a fine principle, but, as a foundation of the University’s business, it is both insufficient and vague.

Israel and Censorship at Harvard

Since Vietnam, Israel has become the heartbeat of U.S. foreign policy and a litmus test of what can be debated—and

The Progressives’ Prejudice

Some students, faculty, and administrators believe that black people are subject to disproportionate suspicion, monitoring, and punishment—not only in America

Why I Stood Up: The Case Against Summers

“The economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest-wage country is impeccable” could serve as the

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time