TORRES: Preserving free society

October 23, 2012
There is a mistaken assumption amongst the haughty secularists of modern Western society that religion is not only antiquated and destructive, but also has no place on the political stage or in the public forum. The American secularists rightly acknowledge that church and state should be separated insofar as the state should not adopt a »

TORRES: The one-sided campus

August 30, 2012
This year student organizations will invite conservative speakers to campus, offering much-needed opposing views to our stifled intellectual culture. Undoubtedly, many so-called open-minded people on the left will treat these speakers with derision and hostility. Last year, when Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield came to a Pierson College Master’s Tea to talk about masculinity, some people »

TORRES: Treat people like people

November 2, 2011
Shaun Tan, in his Monday column (“For More Objectification,” 11/1/11), shamelessly argued there is nothing wrong with objectification, and it is in fact good to be objectified. While his spirit is admirable, there was very little else in the article that is. Throughout his column, Tan argues using a conception of objectification that is neither »

TORRES: Why Yalies should oppose Sex Week

October 11, 2011
What individuals do in their public and personal lives undoubtedly affects society at large and, if we truly care about bettering our society, we must never deceive ourselves into thinking we live in complete isolation. This is one of the basic claims of Undergraduates for a Better Yale College. So, for example, heroin use may, »