Before I begin I would like to say thank you to those who have taken the time to address my original article about the Prejudice Panel and the subsequent discussion about political discourse in Trinity that developed on the pages of this publication. It is always great to see widespread engagement from a variety of perspectives which, in some ways, is exactly what I stated to be missing from university panel discussions and student organized...

After a brief and exciting diversion, it is time to get back to the geopolitical. So many things have happened in the world during the past couple of weeks that it is almost difficult to know where to begin. President Vladimir Putin set the tone with his rare appearance at the United Nations, while Syria witnessed an equally rare appearance of Russian jets over the Middle East. Furthermore, the refugee crisis that plagued Europe did...

On September 30, Trinity University student groups hosted a panel discussion on “Prejudice Today.” The panel was supposed to serve as “an interactive forum in response to Ahmed Mohamed’s Arrest” and a “discussion on prejudice and the ways it manifests itself from a variety of perspectives.” Before the panel started I had a sneaking suspicion that, although the flyer clearly stated that there would be “a variety of perspectives,” that there would be no “variety”...

The greatest ignominy of the modern era has to be, in my opinion, the inability to speak truthfully and fully about an unpopular subject. No longer can you publicly denounce what you think to be absurd and vigorously oppose it with every fiber of your being. No longer can you honorably defend the remnants of truth against the unstoppable flood of majoritarianism, facilitated in part by a hysteria of political correctness. Today, disagreeing with the...

Perhaps the most significant political development of the summer was the nuclear deal with Iran. The Iranian nuclear program has long been a source of trouble for the West, particularly due to the geopolitical context of the region. The deal is also difficult to analyze objectively due to the fact that both countries seem to have interpreted the agreement in their own way. When speaking to the American people, Barack Obama stated that the “international...

I tried to avoid commenting on the Confederate flag, simply because I thought the issue lacks any serious substance, weight or magnitude. However, given the nationwide hysteria that we now observe on the daily news, it’s impossible for me to stay silent on the matter. As a non-U.S. citizen (hopefully not for too much longer), my position on the Confederate flag will probably upset both my conservative and liberal friends. One of my favorite authors,...