Romney and Gingrich Fight over the Airwaves in Florida

The four Republican primary candidates are learning the hard way something that every orange-juice-drinking, airboat-riding, sun-bathing, Sunshine State resident has known for a long time: Florida is one big state. All 50 of Florida’s delegates, now “at-large” due to RNC sanctions, are up for grabs to today’s number one vote getter, but Florida’s political landscape … Read more

An Exercise in Non-Fiction

A Journey to Disillusionment Sherbaz Khan Mazari 650 pp. Oxford University Press. $64. Sherbaz Mazari’s journey to disillusionment begins as early as 1948, after the creation of Pakistan. Hopes were running high and he was eager to serve his country when he took a group of tribesmen to fight for the liberation of Kashmir. An … Read more

The Significance of Florida

  With the fourth contest in the 2012 Republican primary season just days away, the race in Florida has become increasingly heated. As evident from recent debates, tensions run high and attacks abound. The Florida primary may very well be the most significant election in the nomination process, providing the champion the momentum necessary to … Read more

The End of the Dreams of a Generation

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous speech to Congress on human exploration of space, asserting, “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” And indeed, the goal was achieved. With … Read more

The Real Calculus of Online IP

With the dust now settling after Congress went toe-to-toe with the Internet and lost, it’s a good opportunity to assess the wreckage. The majority of said dust was kicked up by the protest blackouts and obscured the issue that Congress was trying to address in the first place: internet piracy. Internet piracy is, by and large, … Read more

The Decline and Death of Violence

The crowd in 1660 London was having a great time, according to the diary of refined Parliament member Samuel Pepys. At the festivity’s center was Major-General Thomas Harrison, who was “looking as cheerful as any man could do in that condition.” Harrison’s condition, much to the crowd’s glee, consisted of being “partly strangled, disemboweled, castrated, … Read more

Harvard says, "Namaste!"

My mother insisted I wear my Harvard sweatshirt on the flight home to Bombay. “If you get lost, which you probably will, people will know you’re a college student and help you!” she had said, beaming. So, clothed in crimson, I waited along the aisles to disembark at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. A boy … Read more