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Make the Decision to Envision

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.12.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

We're in the process of selling our house right now and as anyone who has moved knows, it's that time when you have to take the story out of your home so that those shopping can envision what their lives might be like under that roof.

Sykes-Picot and the Kurds' 100-Year Itch

Elizabeth A. Nolan | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Elizabeth A. Nolan

What's all this buzz about Sykes-Picot, and why are we hearing about it now - 100 years after the fact?

Princeton Decides Whether To Distance Itself From Woodrow Wilson

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.04.2016 | College

NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - Princeton University will keep U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's name on campus buildings despite student complaints about...

How Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Can Lose the U.S. Presidency

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Republicans have a problem. After South Carolina, Donald Trump is in the driver's seat. He may well remain there unless Rubio and Cruz decide to play as teammates rather than as adversaries.

Reactionary Racism Revolts

Byron Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

America's original sin is too important, and our collective understanding too tenuous and sophomoric, for someone to make outlandish charges. It also reflects how reactionary racism can be when critical thinking takes a back seat to emotion.

A Century Ago, Louis Brandeis Beat Big Business and Anti-Semites, and Revitalized American Democracy

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few," Louis Brandeis wrote, "but we can't have both."

This Week in World War I January 2-9, 2016

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.02.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The United States government had issued a declaration of neutrality at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. Woodrow Wilson would spend the period from 1914 through 1917 trying to keep the United States out of the war.

Don't Remove Wilson's Name From Princeton, Flip His Racist Legacy

Derrick Darby | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Derrick Darby

Instead of removing names from schools, residence halls, and monuments we should "flip" them by devoting the resources, spaces, and cultural significance they represent to address the enduring problems associated with the historical legacies of their namesakes

What Is in a Name?

David A. Love | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices
David A. Love

One outgrowth of the debate over racial injustice has been the effort to rename monuments with racially offensive names, faces or connotations, and to replace symbols that have reflected a painful, objectionable and often unacknowledged legacy

In the Nation's Service

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

As a 1973 graduate of Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, I have followed closely the recent efforts by some Princeton students to eradicate all public traces of Woodrow Wilson from the university.

Killing Woodrow Wilson: The Battle of Princeton

James D. Zirin | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
James D. Zirin

The country, as well as Princeton, has moved on from Wilson's bigotry as it has from Lowell's. But the institutions they led, now stronger and hopefully more enlightened, must take pride in and embrace their ever developing history, "warts and all," not erase it.

Black Student Protest at Princeton -- And Beyond

Michael Hanchard | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Hanchard

Monuments, as symbols, project values, not neutral representations of the past.

Princeton Students Protest Protesters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.25.2015 | College

A group of Princeton University students sent a letter this week to Christopher L. Eisgruber, the school's president, asking to meet with him so they ...

Woodrow Wilson and the Difficulty of History

Byron Williams | Posted 11.26.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

How do we negotiate history? The aforementioned question is at the heart of the debate between students at Princeton University and the administration about the role of the nation's 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.

Laquan and Woodrow Wilson: A Case for Horrific Images

Julian DeShazier | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
Julian DeShazier

I'm tired of people with privilege being able to wash away their mistakes, while those without privilege must carry and live with their mistakes for a lifetime. If a black man must have a criminal record follow him into job interviews, then Princeton must have Woodrow Wilson everywhere

The Opportunity Today's Student Protestors Are Missing

Jean Hanff Korelitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Jean Hanff Korelitz

What strikes me most about today's protestors is their apparent wish for a college environment that is a hermetically sealed zone, in which one is protected from any other student or faculty member who holds a different viewpoint.

When Does Political Correctness Go Too Far?

Michael Russnow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Michael Russnow

Last week some students at Princeton petitioned the school to stop tributes to Woodrow Wilson, its former university president and, more importantly, our former U.S. president, including the possible renaming of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University, and the Battles We Choose to Fight

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I don't really care one way or the other whether Princeton erases Woodrow Wilson from its history - except to the extent that such an action would inevitably invite an endless array of similar claims that would both fundamentally distort the realities of our history and distract attention from the real issues of deeply-rooted injustice in our contemporary society that we need to take seriously today.

The Iran Deal, Munich and Lessons From Versailles

Michael Zucker | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Zucker

July's Iran nuclear deal stands as one of the most significant foreign policy achievements of this or any recent administration. It rejects a Munich replication and builds on the lessons of Versailles while eliminating many of its pitfalls.

Senator Schumer's Position on the Iran Nuclear Deal: Knowledge or Error?

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

This essay casts the following questions in a systems analysis paradigm: What if Senator Schumer's is wrong in his assessment? What would be the consequences of that erroneous viewpoint and blunder?

Who's Right: Obama/Kerry/UN/World Or GOP/Bibi?

Mark Green | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Corn and Cooke debate how to keep Iran from weaponizing its nuclear energy. Obama's tour de force presser argues 'jaw-jaw not war-war'. Critics say that simplifies the issue. But wasn't lifting sanctions for no-nukes the plan? Then: was Scott Walker ready for his close-up? Hillary for her Eco orals?

Changing Names Doesn't Change History -- It Just Hides It

Jennifer Delton | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Delton

It makes sense to remove the Confederate Flag from government space. Though there are people who believe it stands for heritage and a unique Southern culture, that flag is also an active symbol of hate in today's world. Ben Tillman and John Calhoun are not active symbols of hate. Few today even know who they are.

Two American Heroes Show Us How to Restore Our Exceptionalism

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

On June 6th, they buried Beau Biden, an American hero. Biden expressed his patriotism by living his ideals as a loving family man, an attorney, military officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp, an Iraq War veteran and a politician.

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. It contained four golden pillars.

Allies Are Not Like Facebook Friends: US Should Drop Useless And Dangerous Alliances

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

If America ends up at war, it almost certainly will be on behalf of one ally or another. Washington collects allies like most people collect Facebook "friends." The vast majority of U.S. allies are security liabilities, tripwires for conflict and war. Alliances should be based on interest, not charity.