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THOU SHALT NOT

Week after week, I sermonize from my Fourth Estate pulpit, lecturing on what I believe is wrong with society, culture, and our school; providing insight on how we should react to the seemingly arbitrary and irrational powers that be; and attempting to move and inspire my admiring public. Except for the fact that I am…

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We, Patriots?

What exactly is patriotism? From whence does it come? What is its purpose? Is it an important value to possess? Everyone from PA students to President Bush at least claims to know what honoring one’s country means. Do correct answers to the above questions even exist? The simple answer would be “no.” Why, then, does…

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Driven To Desparation

George W. must be remembering his Phillips Academy days in this Gulf War II – the days he spent as a Blue Key screaming the cheer, “We are Andover! We are it! We think your team plays like…Shift to the left…” Think about it: isn’t that really what he’s telling Iraq, by assuming that Saddam…

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Mixed up Media

As our country finds itself immersed in a brutal war, Americans and Arabs alike turn to the media for information and updates. Americans faithfully view CNN, while many Arabs tend to lean toward al-Jazeera, the most prominent Arabic-language satellite network. Although these two news stations are reporting on the same war, they produce two completely…

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Machiavelli at the Bat

When Nicolo Machiavelli asserted that the ends justify the means, he did not intend any sort of moral statement. Rather, he meant that over time, the court of public opinion judges political actions not on whether they are accomplished through “legitimate” means, but on whether the actions succeed and on their end results. If our…

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