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In defense of the Hamilton Forum

February 20, 2020
As students who have been actively involved in Alexander Hamilton Forum lectures, debates and dialogues, we write to defend deliberating on the Green New Deal.

A Failure of Leadership

April 25, 2019
Two years after the Charles Murray incident, Middlebury finds itself again ridiculed in the national press.

The Pragmatic Left: Making a Bigger Tent

January 17, 2019
It took someone as appalling as Trump for us to realize our current political inefficacy.
The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh

The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh

November 1, 2018
Before considering how Democrats should deal with courts in the Trump era, it is worth asking: how did we get here?
The Pragmatic Left: Dos and Don’ts for Winning Elections

The Pragmatic Left: Dos and Don’ts for Winning Elections

October 25, 2018
Democrats should learn from Republican politics.

The Pragmatic Left

September 27, 2018
Why liberals at Middlebury need to restore the primacy of debate and dialogue on campus and beyond.

The Pragmatic Left: Dos and Don’ts for Winning Elections

September 13, 2018
How the Democrats can come out on top.

We Need to Confront Civil War Falsehoods

February 28, 2018

The philosopher George Santayana stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” While that is true, the memory of the Civil War also shows that the misuse of history can be...

Memorialization in Cape Town: Confronting Symbols of Colonialism and Apartheid

January 24, 2018

Racism is a contemporary problem in South Africa. However, its roots are deep. In Cape Town, monuments to colonialism and apartheid are physical reminders of the city’s racially troubled past. Many of...

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