Monthly Archives: February 2018

America is More Socialist than You Might Think

Written by Oscar Rodriguez Growing up in socialist Cuba, we were often reminded how fortunate we were to be living in a socialist country where people were taken care of by the government and where every citizen has access to … Continue reading

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Barn Raising in a Barnless World

Written by Chase Bethay Daniel Kemmis, an attorney and Harvard graduate, starting his life in the humble land of eastern Montana. Here, in this rural landscape, Kemmis experienced and learned many lessons that would develop and influence his political beliefs. Kemmis … Continue reading

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Communitarianism in an Individualistic Nation

Written by Ethan Anderson The United States is known as a place of promise, a place where people can come from nothing and achieve greatness. The “American Dream” is something that people have been chasing for centuries. It exemplifies the … Continue reading

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Lessons from The Cajun Navy on Community

Written by Justin Bradley In response to Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Harvey in 2017 the “Cajun Navy” sailed to help others in need. During the days and few weeks that followed the devastation, these “sailors” demonstrated to the world … Continue reading

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Your Individualism is Sexist-Not Heroic

Written by LG Classic individualist thinkers, i.e. Ayn Rand and Ralph Waldo Emerson, were pioneers in constructing political thought that is still existent in contemporary social and political life. The vehemently held beliefs amongst individualist, both of the past and … Continue reading

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Political Philosophies of the NBA

Written by A.M. Basketball is one of the few team sports where one individual effort can trump that of the entire opposing team’s efforts.  Unlike football where the team or the coach might represent the franchise, basketball is different. The … Continue reading

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One Paycheck Away

Written by Kaylin Kaufman Americans are concerned with a variety of issues today, both politically and socially. Whether the focus is on the President, government shutdowns, or the recent stock market crash, Americans enjoy debating on current issues and which … Continue reading

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Individualism & Civic Republicanism: A Tribal Perspective

Written by Samuel Clark As a Yup’ik (Inuit) man, I was raised in what many would consider a unique upbringing that has influenced the way I view the relationship between individualism and civic republicanism. Tribal cultures, particularly Native American cultures have a … Continue reading

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