The Coin: Homecoming Dance: A Tragic Perspective

Study hall ends. I take a slow, prolonged sip of my drink, staring out the window. Thus marks the end of yet another day of abject suffering at Reserve—long classes, grueling coursework, a demanding schedule. The door bursts open,and I groan instinctively. My roommate’s shrill voice pierces the peace and tranquility of my cramped room … Continue reading

Nationalism and World Order: “America First”?

RAGE Two main schools of thought have dominated the foreign policy of every U.S. administration post-1991, be it the realist neoconservatism of Cheney or the liberal institutionalism of the Clintons. Regardless, both approaches reflect an unwavering commitment to allies and the ideals of open markets and societies; at its core, an economic and security framework … Continue reading

Trump Presidency Poised to Stagnate Middle Class

When “middle America” delivered a shocking upset this past November, the punditry proclaimed that this was the triumph of wage-earners and former industrial strongholds against an indifferent “liberal elite.” The common idea goes as follows: the embrace of outsourcing and automation by corporations left Rust Belt neighborhoods in tatters. Politicians jumped into bed with the … Continue reading