• A Conversation with Editor-Turned-Commencement Speaker Jazmine Hughes



  • A Fine Place Worth Fighting For

    The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. –Robert Jordan in Ernest Hemingway’s For […]

  • Women in Politics

    “The Year of the Woman.”  The last time this phrase held significance was in 1992. At the time, only two women were serving in the […]

  • Turkey: A Bridge Not Worth Burning

    Ever since a failed coup by the Turkish military in 2016, Turkey has undergone a steady political decline that seems unalterable. Turkish President Recep Tayyip […]

  • From the East to the West, an Odyssey

    I was born and raised in Northwestern China, a quintessential region of the Silk Road Trade, where caravans coming from the East and the West converged. My first-year seminar “Socrates” with Professor Tobias Myers highlighted the fact that both ancient Chinese and ancient Grecian cultures are seen as two major influences throughout the course of world civilization.

  • Envisioning Life after Trump: An American Renaissance?

    Let me set the scene. It’s just before the election in November of 2024 and President Trump, after running away with a re-election victory in 2020, is poised to complete his eight years as President effectively unscathed.