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Andover the Factory?

At midterm, I received an FF in Chemistry and Ds in Math and French. Naturally, certain measures were taken in response to my poor academic standing. I found myself on academic restriction and under “no excuse,” was I permitted to leave the town of Andover. Fortunately, in my experience, the adults with whom I have…

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The Beginning of the End

In 1993, Professor Samuel P. Huntington of Harvard University published “The Clash of Civilizations,” an article that described the post-Cold War world as one composed of cultural delineations, rather than political or ideological ones. In a period that represents the peak of Western dominance in the world, he reiterated the “West Versus the Rest” theory….

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Nash’s Law of Iraq

What is ironic about the situation in Iraq is that the mound of reasonable, conflicting suggestions is more plentiful than snow on the Great Lawn. Anyone with an absolute answer does not truly grasp the situation. Thus, amidst this pandemonium, how can we separate valid opinions from spurious ones? The theory of Nash equilibrium seems…

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Rallying Public Opinion

“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bush’s war has got to go!” The clamor of helicopters circling overhead and police sirens screeching along the roads provided a striking contrast to the boisterous chants of the protesters swarming the streets. This past Saturday, men, women, and children congregated in peaceful protest from 49th Street to 75th Street along…

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A Place for Conservatives

The goal of any educational enterprise is to provoke intelligence and to help students strive towards their goals, both as individuals and as scholars. As the best of the best, Phillips Academy is the poster child of the independent school family, giving children from all corners of the globe the opportunity to make a difference….

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