Believe it or not, leftists, the U.S. is not the world’s villain

February 24, 2003
There are so many problems with Chesa Boudin and Sarah Stillman’s column (“Humanitarian acts in Iraq? Drop sanctions,” 2/21) that I’m not sure where to begin. I may as well start with the claim that the U.N. sanctions against Iraq are one of the greatest acts of “biological terrorism” (which the authors seem to define »

Hold the whistle: your First Amendment rights are safe

December 3, 2002
I quite agree with Davi Bernstein’s argument (“Yale professors doubling as thought-police,” 12/2) that professor Glenda Gilmore’s threatening to sue the Yale Daily News for libel is both dangerous in its implications and dubious in its legality. I would also point out that Gilmore is under no obligation to read the postings on the Yale »

True Americanism means plurality, not uniformity

October 17, 2001
America has been attacked, and now, America is at war. At a time of collective horror and ongoing danger, there is a a need for Americans to come together in support for their government, their way of life, and one another. Calls for resolve and public spirit are timely. Unfortunately, there are some who fail »

Dr. America, this world is in need of a Marshall Plan

September 28, 2001
For many years, the United States has occupied a vital but uncomfortable place in the world. We are the dominant global power, yet we are jealous of our independence. We have been devoted both to protecting our national interest and advancing the cause of human rights, yet our understanding of what our national interest actually »

Teach or preach? Lecturing amid a world crisis

September 20, 2001
Since the terrible attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, many of us on campus have walked around in a state of shock. Our sense of security and certainty has been shattered, and we must re-evaluate our whole world. Still barely out of childhood, many of us are looking for guidance and reassurance from »

Too many voices: why student union will fail

April 20, 2001
For some time now, I’ve been hearing talk of a “student union.” In the past, I could hope the talk would come to nothing. But now the formation of such a “union” is upon us, and I can no longer hopefully hold my voice. My opposition has nothing to do with opposition to unions, activism »