PREMINGER: When duty calls, will Yale answer?

April 19, 2012 • 3
This past Tuesday, I attended the promotion ceremony of Lt. Col. Thomas Boccardi to the rank of colonel, United States Army. I know Tommy as a classmate in the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and through our discussions in the classroom on topics ranging from Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps to his own military experience, »

PREMINGER: Checkpoints are complicated

November 18, 2011 • 10
Perhaps more than most other conflicts in the world today, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is difficult to fully grasp and understand. Its history is long and convoluted, its nature constantly shifting. Over the course of my entire life in Israel and the three years I served in the Israeli Defense Forces, I have seen the best »

Preminger: Less party, more earthquake

February 25, 2011 • 3
Earlier this week, I learned of a party being organized by the Arab Students Association (ASA) and the International Students Organization (ISO), celebrating the “recent struggles to change the world.” The Facebook event, called “ASA and ISO Present: REVOLUTION,” invokes The Beatles’ famous song of the same name and quotes “we all want to change »