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Professor Profile: Philosophy Professor Gideon Rosen

Editor’s Note: The Tory’s Matthew Penza ’19 sat down with Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, to discuss his academic work and the 2016 presidential election.  The views expressed herein are those of the respective speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Tory.  A transcript of the interview follows, edited for…

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The Conservative Case for a Federal Pay Increase

During the last months of 2015, Congressional leaders passed a budget agreement to fund the federal government through 2017 and avert another potential shutdown. This $1.1 trillion budget agreement raises spending by $66 billion and increases the national deficit by approximately $500 billion. However, despite such massive spending increases, the budget agreement does not give…

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Race Matters: Let’s Talk About It

“The astonishing disappearance of the [Rodney King riots] from public dialogue is testimony to how painful and distressing engagement with race is. Our truncated public discussions suppress the best of who are what we are as a people because they fail to confront the complexity of the issue in a candid and critical matter.” –Cornel…

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Rating Citizens in China

Buy video games online? That’ll hurt you. Criticize, even slightly, the Chinese government or the Communist Party on social media? That will definitely cost you. Even having friends who do these things online will harm you when it comes to your “social-credit score,” a new system set to be implemented for all Chinese citizens by…

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ISIS Delenda Est: A New U.S. Strategy for Iraq and Syria

For the past two years, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has terrorized the Middle East and conquered vast territories in Iraq and Syria. In response, the United States and a coalition of nations, in coordination with the Iraqi Army, Kurdish forces, and Syrian opposition groups, has conducted airstrikes aimed at stopping ISIS.…

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Comfortably Outraged: Community and MLK at Occupy Nassau

The campus unrest over conflicting visions of diversity and inclusion culminating in the Occupy Nassau protest was a somewhat predictable, if jarring, result of opportunism in the wake of the Mizzou and Yale controversies, but tracing the intellectual roots of the matter would be difficult even if every voice involved spoke consistently. Interestingly, though defenses…

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Hey, That’s Mine: Cultural Appropriation and Princeton

Princeton’s campus has recently been rocked by the events surrounding the Black Justice League’s protests and the questions of how to address racial equality and social justice. The issues underlying these questions are not unique to this campus and have led to national media coverage and attention. Often tied and conflated with this racial discussion…

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Letter to the Editor and Response

Dear Editor, It would be nice to see those protesting what they perceive as racially insensitive comments, behaviors, etc., to protest a racially insensitive comparison that gay groups routinely make. Heterophobic homosexuals seemingly love to compare involuntary skin color (e.g., black skin) with voluntary sexually disordered behavior (homosexual activity). They do this by routinely comparing…

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Princeton and the Tory’s Cause

Greetings, All In the final lines of an interview he gave to the Tory last fall, Professor Julian Zelizer offered a bit of advice to our readers and staff: “One thing I’ve always tried to be committed to is not telling the history from a conservative or liberal point of view. . . . I’m…

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Muslim Advocacy Group to U.: “Condemn” Christie’s Trump Endorsement

Muslim Student Advocacy Group calls for Princeton Trustees to Condemn Christie’s Trump Endorsement Staff Reports PRINCETON, N.J. – In an open letter which was circulated to undergraduate email lists on Wednesday, a group of students called Muslim Advocates for Social Justice & Individual Dignity (MASJID) called on the Princeton University Board of Trustees to “condemn Governor Christie’s sanction…

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#OccupyMarx: Meet My Demands

Trigger warnings: racial discrimination, anti-Semitism, sexism, slavery, homophobia, rape, war violence, and Woodrow Wilson.  Princeton University has a disgusting history of racial discrimination and the subjugation of marginalized peoples. It has at some point or another committed grave injustices against the most vulnerable members of our society such as slaves, Jews, and women, who were…