Is This Really Justice?

Anwar Al-Awlaki is dead. We killed him. The man who we fingered as a siren of terror, who allegedly brought scores of converts to Al-Qaeda, including the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab, and the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan. To phrase it less positively, the United States government without trial, judicial oversight, or even a … Read more

Chinese Show Super Girls Cancelled

Chinese Show Super Girls Cancelled

The Chinese television show Super Girls, an American idol knockoff that airs in China, had over 400 million people tune into its season finale in 2005 and continued to command a large viewership. Even as a proportion of the Chinese population, such a level of success in the United States would be roughly equivalent to … Read more

The Great (Or Not-So-Great) Debaters

It is just about four months until the primary elections of 2012 begin, and the GOP candidates are squaring off regularly to debate in hopes of gaining some popularity and support heading into the upcoming elections. But how much do these debates really matter? Debates have the ability to shed light on what candidates believe … Read more

Fukuyama’s Box

Throughout history, many people have posited the “end of history” as a certain form of government, whether communist, absolute monarchy, or most recently, liberal democracy, that is the ultimate formulation of human society and to which, no other legitimate contenders can or should arise as challengers. Most recently, this concept was laid forth by Francis … Read more