Idrees M. Kahloon

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Cultural Appropriation Illustration

The Near Myth of Cultural Appropriation

It’s not enough that those who assimilate elements of other cultures are immediately assumed to be racist unless they claim otherwise, but even those who voice a sincere, clear, and well-intentioned interest are assumed to be insidious liars, their voices discounted and their intents assumed for them.

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.

Unique Individuals Contributions

Top 10 Contributors


Putin's Day Off

It’s a cool Sunday night on the Kremlin, and Vladimir is Putin on the ritz.


Southern Comfort

Of course, it’s not just the coastal elites that buy into the Manichaean narrative. To Mike Huckabee, this country is divided into Bubbaville and Bubbleville, with the homier residents of Bubbaville superior to their snobbish, coastal counterparts. Neither narrative is true. Behind these simplified labels and tropes are identical people, from which no group is better than any other.


The Social Justice Warrior

This impulse toward seeking the bad from anything good, to protesting progress for not being immediate utopia, leads to the most disturbing trend of the social justice warrior: a near-constant assumption of bad faith.

Contributions by School

Political Contributions by Recipient Party

Percent Contributions to Major Parties


The Unartful Dodger

Part of artful dodging is knowing when to stand firm.


When Muslims Die

Perhaps it’s harder to think clearly when tragedy strikes your community. Perhaps it becomes too easy to convince yourself of discrimination and prejudice when two women who wear hijabs like your mother and sisters do are gunned down.


Writing from Russia, Without Love

Why go to all this trouble for a simple book?


An Old Start to a New Congress

There’s a new Congress in town. And it’s off to quite a beginning.


A Funny Thing Happened at the Forum

When salaciousness and selling become the end-all-be-alls of news, the crucial function of media—to inform—becomes irredeemably lost.

The Band at Convocation

Class of 2019: Beliefs and Lifestyles

Administrators on the Stage

Class of 2019: Academics & Extracurriculars

The View of Convocation

Class of 2019: By the Numbers

Sorry, Dorothy

Sorry, Dorothy