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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…