• Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence
  • Crises of Nationalism
  • Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • “Isis” before ISIS
  • Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?
  • Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves
  • Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

    Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

    BY GABRIEL RUBIN Typically, when someone crashes his car into a ditch, he does not tend to exclaim, “I felt my heart pierced deliciously by the red-hot iron of joy.” Unless, of course, that car crash leads him to create a whole new genre of art. The poor driver in […]

  • Crises of Nationalism

    Crises of Nationalism

    BY JOE LENOFF In the aftermath of the First World War, the European states dismantled the Ottoman Empire and designed a system by which the Middle East would be carved into separate states ruled by people the Europeans themselves hand-picked. Although there were a series of agreements between the Europeans, […]

  • Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    BY HANNAH WALDMAN AND WUPR STAFF As students who are particularly engaged in Israeli politics, we experienced a flurry of articles depicting violence as the Israel-Hamas war raged and one-sided claims about the conflict inundated our newsfeeds. Amidst the anarchic free-for-all that is 21st century media, we both saw an […]

  • “Isis” before ISIS

    “Isis” before ISIS

    By Gabriel Rubin Before 1994, “O.J.” existed in a state of blissful innocence, more likely to be mentioned at a breakfast table than in a criminal court. Swastikas used to adorn Chinese pottery, and Gulf Coast parents happily christened their daughters “Katrina” and “Rita.” And, until several months ago, “Isis” […]

  • Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

    Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

    BY GRACE PORTELANCE Most modern, rational people believe that laws segregating a population based on race or class are morally wrong. Most people also believe that no law should tell people where they must or must not live. However, preventing concentrations of homogenous populations was and continues to be a […]

  • Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

    Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

    BY HENRY KOPESKY I’m envious of Russia. I know that, with that line, I’ve lost a good chunk of you already. Russia is, for a lack of a better word, a bully. Russia is the bully who is a few years older than everyone else in its class and is […]

 

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Recidivism and Rehabilitation

Recidivism and Rehabilitation

BY XIAOCHANG SONG It is a central doctrine of American exceptionalism that America is the land of opportunity and second chances. We embrace the heartwarming tale of the penniless man who pulls himself up by his bootstraps, and we proudly assert...

 

Better Know My District

Better Know My District

BY CHARLIE THAU This summer, I had the privilege of working at the district office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents New York’s 10th District. As the summer began, I wondered whether the experience would culminate in my finally...

 

A Warning to David, After Going to the Dentist

A Warning to David, After Going to the Dentist

BY WALLIS LINKER As of this July, seventeen states have decriminalized non-medical marijuana in some way or another. It appears that as time passes, President Nixon’s 1971 declaration of a hard “war on drugs” is slowly failing. In September...

 

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Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

A Futurist Poem by Marinetti BY GABRIEL RUBIN Typically, when someone crashes his car into a ditch, he does not tend to exclaim, “I felt my heart pierced deliciously by the red-hot iron of joy.” Unless, of course, that car crash leads him...

 

Crises of Nationalism

Crises of Nationalism

BY JOE LENOFF In the aftermath of the First World War, the European states dismantled the Ottoman Empire and designed a system by which the Middle East would be carved into separate states ruled by people the Europeans themselves hand-picked....

 

Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

BY HANNAH WALDMAN AND WUPR STAFF As students who are particularly engaged in Israeli politics, we experienced a flurry of articles depicting violence as the Israel-Hamas war raged and one-sided claims about the conflict inundated our newsfeeds....