Daniel J. Solomon

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Hillary Clinton, A Hero of Our Time

From the lack of principle to the internal contradictions, she has the outlines of such a protagonist. And perhaps her persona reveals some hard truths about American society.


A Time to Every Purpose

Rather than ask why Divest activists appear so angry, we should ask ourselves why we do not.


Understanding the Human Reality

For those who care about Israel, now is not the time to isolate our friends across the sea. It is a time to talk and listen, encourage and understand.


The Culture Wars, Then and Now

Man plans, God laughs.


Sympathy for the Devil

We should laugh off the event, but first we must consider the severe logical and moral distortions perpetrated by its decriers.


Dissent: A Regrettable Choice

Had Bloomberg been asked to the Institute of Politics, we would have urged our classmates to engage in a respectful dialogue with the former mayor, and to challenge him on his record. But Commencement is not a night at the JFK Jr. Forum—every graduate should feel celebrated and included.


Pete Seeger: A Prophet in His Own Land

Seeger crooned for Okies. Seeger agitated for unions. Seeger stood up to McCarthyism. Seeger campaigned and raised money for civil rights. Seeger cleaned up the Hudson River. He recycled and rewrote songs from one movement to the next, as much for convenience as in recognition of intersectionality.


Sticking To The Union

If it is to survive, American labor must abandon the suites for the streets, putting a renewed focus on grassroots organizing and popular education.


Bye Bye Bloomy

Critical as I still am, there have been times I have been proud to call Michael Bloomberg my mayor.


Queerness Considered

Daniel Solomon ’16 is a Crimson editorial writer in Pforzheimer House. His column appears on alternate Thursdays. Follow him on Twitter @danieljsolomon.


Roundtable: Would Larry Summers have made a better Fed Chair than Janet Yellen?

If Summers's stormy tenure at Harvard—from the Shleifer shadiness, Cornel West debacle, or HMC disaster to name a few—is any indication of his brash attitude, then it is clear to me that Yellen would be the better chair.


They're the Top

Spending time with my grandparents this summer, I found myself taken with the show tunes and ballads of their youth.


Syria: Challenge and Opportunity

We could be entering a torturous, exorbitant, and deadly struggle. That doesn’t mean it does not hold out hope of a future worth fighting for.


Yeshar Koach, Yair Lapid

What distinguishes Yesh Atid from previous secular parties, however—including the one Lapid’s father headed up—is that it is unafraid to speak in the language of Jewish tradition and refuses to concede Judaism as the demesne of Haredim.


Where Have All The Weavers Gone?

That pathogen endures. Its initial reservoir of infection, the Soviet Union, was long ago eradicated, yet its means of transmission, the victimhood complex, remains intact. One need only think of “Israeli apartheid” and “pink-washing.” Or look at the folkies. A decade ago, Ronnie Gilbert joined Women In Black, an organization aiding Palestinian anti-occupation activism. Seeger recently endorsed Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel movement.