Recent revelations of pervasive surveillance, sharp rises in cyberattacks, and non-disclosure of vulnerabilities in consumer products render former policy insufficient. They also compel us to question what steps to take towards a better internet – one that is secure, sensitive to privacy, and accessible to all.
The Gettysburg Address is not laced with expletives. When Abraham Lincoln delivered the speech on the eve of the namesake battle over one hundred years ago, he didn’t sprinkle in a few forbidden words for added emphasis. Instead, the lasting power of the speech lies in its precision, powerful brevity, and seamless eloquence.
[Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator]
During the 2016 presidential election, people turned to satirical news television shows for coverage of the latest dramatic events impacting the campaign. Satire has long been revered as a powerful form of media with the ability to use humor to reveal imperfections and an underlying truth. However, as James Poniewozik observes in his article “Donald Trump is a Conundrum for Political Comedy” in The New York Times, Donald Trump’s larger than life public persona, cultivated by his preexisting celebrity and coaching for reality television has rendered him unspoofable
The history of immigration in the United States is long and storied. Like most stories, it is best told with words. But the words used to describe immigrants in America are not what one would expect from a nation founded on, built by, and dependent on immigration. In fact, the language used can be thoroughly degrading to the point of dehumanization.
In the recent elections, the rhetorical styles of the two major candidates were often juxtaposed, seen as representative of their broader aptitude for politics. And, there is no doubt that eloquent rhetoric has long been a mainstay of the democratic political system. Here at the Review, we selected Rhetoric as our guiding theme this month because we wanted to explore its changing paradigms, the ways in which its norms have evolved with the times, birthing a radically new political landscape.
Zuccotti Park was originally called Liberty Plaza Park. That’s an appropriate anecdote to begin this article for several reasons.
Once, while shopping in Barneys on Fifth Avenue (that mainstay of upper-class consumerism), I stumbled upon a shirt whose twirling letters spelled out: “La Commune de Paris 1871”.
The West saw the Vietnamese monk burn through the lens of an American’s camera. The atrocities of June 10, 1963 brought another morning of piercing tension between the Roman Catholic government of Ngo Dinh Diem and the Buddhist contingent.
There are as many conceptions of what defines a city as there are cities. Our city, New York, invites such intense identification from its residents (particularly transplants, like most of us are) that the pursuit of becoming an authentic “New Yorker” has become a minor obsession. “I [heart] New York,” read the endless tee-shirts. But does New York love us back?
In September of 2010, NYU Abu Dhabi opened its doors to its first batch of students. Then on May 18, 2014, an article exposing the conditions of workers who were responsible for building NYU's newest global site was published in the New York Times.
In Joyriding in Riyadh, Pascal Menoret uses “joyriding” and “drifting” as a lens through which to analyze the political, social, and economic experience of Saudi citizens in the massive urban center of Riyadh.
I am proudly the product of public education — growing up, I attended the schools that were located in my district zone, and my transition to high school was simple and seamless. However, learning and working within the New York City public school system quickly made me realize the luxury I had been afforded as a young girl and made me aware of the convoluted primary school experience in NYC.
Each year, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) encourages students who attend low performing schools to participate in the Public School Choice (PSC) program. School choice allows students to apply to a range of schools across the city, rather than attending the school within their assigned zone. The school selection process is meant to create greater educational equity for economically disadvantaged students, promote competition between schools, and integrate schools across the city at large.
Famine conjures up disconcerting images of emaciated people and wasting, languid children. Witnessing it comes as a visceral shock – the slow and silent extenuating of social structures, family and then the human body itself.
In 1977, two twin Voyager ships were launched towards uncharted regions of the universe. They were heralded by their architect Carl Sagan as “emissaries of Earth to the realm of the stars."
why are we so focused on how nutrients effect our physiology out of the context of food, rather than looking for the effects that these same nutrients have when ingested in their natural form: in a meal? When we intake iron in the form of red meat there are thousands of other compounds and chemicals that will effect how the iron behaves in our body. So why not design studies that explore the effects of eating foods, rather than the effects of nutrients, on our physiology?
An an institution, the Supreme Court is fundamentally undemocratic.
Much of the progress in 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.
Opium production has filled the coffers of brutal warlords vying for power from the 1980s to the present, spanning the Cold War and the U.S. invasion in 2001. It financed the C.I.A.-sponsored mujahideen in their battle against the Soviet Union in the 1980s and only skyrocketed from there, being used today by both the Taliban and even the Afghan government (informally) as a bountiful cash crop.