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Aindriu Colgan
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Aindrìu C. Colgan completed an MSc with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied imperialism. In his dissertation, he examined the origins of the Japanese-American Immigration Dispute of 1906-7 and its effect on trans-Pacific diplomacy. In 2008, he graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Classical Languages and Literature (Honors) and Economics. As part of his Honors Project with the Classics Department, he analyzed the impact of personality on the collapse of the Roman Republic and the creation of the Empire; he paid particular attention to the philosophical and political works of Cicero, Sallust, Tacitus, Seneca, Virgil, and St. Augustine. The rest of his time at Dartmouth he devoted to Varsity Heavyweight Rowing and College Republicans, in which he served as Vice President.

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Meg Whitman, California, and The Importance of Image

Posted February 9, 2010 | 06:48:47 (EST)

The Golden State's political problems have progressed from bad to worse. It is not just suffering financial and budgetary difficulties; it is also flirting with state failure. There are many who believe it beyond repair. Perennial gerrymandering, waste, and graft have so decayed its representatives' sense of responsibility that their...

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America Is Not A Democracy, Stop Pretending It Is

Posted January 30, 2010 | 07:36:44 (EST)

For all those condemning Citizens United vs. FEC as an end to democracy in America, let's go over a few things. Firstly, America is not a democracy. It is not, never was, nor ever was intended to be a democracy. And for very good reason. Democracy--dēmocratía ("power/rule by the people")--is...

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History Is Dangerous

Posted January 19, 2010 | 06:53:28 (EST)

How often have we heard the cliché "history repeats itself" or heard superficial likenesses drawn between past events and present? Consider discussions of Iran and its nuclear program -- the United Nations appeased Iran in the same manner that Allied Europe appeased Hitler. But these situations lack even the...

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