Crimson opinion writer

Jacob M. Miller

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To the Editor: What is a ‘Violent Lie?’

As the two unnamed speakers quoted in the article — speakers whose statements are explicitly compared to  “violent, violent lies” — we feel the need to ask the obvious question: What is a lie?

Dissent: Nix the Alumni Interview

If the College would like to keep the interview component, then it should provide professional interviews to all applicants. If the College cannot guarantee equal treatment for all applicants, then it should not offer interviews at all.

Dissent: A Welcome Addition to Campus Discourse

We were disappointed by the Board’s assumption today that the Council of Academic Freedom at Harvard’s mission is not a genuine effort to support academic freedom. By calling the council’s explanation for its formation “dishonest” and thereby assuming malicious intent from the signatories, the Board has failed to practice the very credit and kindness it has called upon others to extend in civil discourse.

Why We Put a Holocaust Cattle Car in the Yard

While taking a class about the Holocaust is educational, seeing a cattle car where Jews were packed like sardines, and transported for days without food or water and only a bucket for excrement, is unforgettable. Touring a concentration camp where Jews were brutally suffocated in specially built gas chambers is very different from reading the number six million.

Dissent: It’s Ok To Go Into Big Tech

Morality extends far beyond people’s career choices: Individuals can still be good people if they work in profit-driven sectors like big tech. As long as our peers are not doing evil things, we see no reason to censure their post-graduation choices.

Why Discourse at Harvard is Important

Improving discourse at Harvard is necessary both for our own intellectual growth and for our contribution to society. It is a cause that we should pursue not only in our own self-interest, but also for the sake of others.

The Case for Conservative Faculty

Broadening political representation in Harvard’s faculty is no easy feat, but as students who desire a robust education, we should not settle for homogeneity in our classrooms. Diversity in all its forms was never meant to be easy, but that does not mean we shouldn’t try.

The Midterm Wake-Up Call

Midterm elections are less than a week away, and politicians on both sides of the aisle are preemptively casting doubt about election results — about this cycle and in general.