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

Striking Zealotry

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

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

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

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,

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

SWAT State

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

SLAMming The Unemployed

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


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

Drunk Until Proven Innocent

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

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

The Final Stretch

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

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,

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

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