Human Rights

The Potential and Challenges of Weiquan in China

The Potential and Challenges of Weiquan in China

Much of the progress that has been seen in criminal procedure, environmental protection, and corruption recently in China has been made by weiquan lawyers pursuing legal claims, activists using social media, and rural citizens engaging in acts of civil disobedience.

Debate Debrief: Does Russia Better Guard Individual Liberties than the Countries to Its West?

Debate Debrief: Does Russia Better Guard Individual Liberties than the Countries to Its West?

The Review at NYU's Editorial Board discusses the motion for this Tuesday's debate regarding whether Russia or the countries to its west better guard individual liberties.

Wiping the Slate: Ideological Violence and the 'Cleansing' of our Shared Culture

Wiping the Slate: Ideological Violence and the 'Cleansing' of our Shared Culture

The Internet has wrapped us all in a cocoon of social media, drawing us closer to each other in ways unimaginable even a century ago. It allows us to marvel at the glory of ancient and faraway civilizations; reading their literature and gazing at their artwork provides a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. But this globalization has not halted the irreversible destruction of our shared culture, as political movements like IS, the Taliban, and the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq make poignantly clear. Will we cherish the monuments of humanity’s creativity, and stop their demolition, or will we continue to allow usurping ideologies to trample on the only relics we can truly take pride in as a collective species?