The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral
American History

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral

“I am a death, destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita Traveling back to 1945, an era where World War II had wiped…

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know
Essays

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know

Afghanistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, And Illegitimacy PS 401: Seminar in Political Science Fall 2016 Marco Palladino (Work In Progress citations not cited…

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”
Cultural Studies

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”

A common theme evident in nearly all pieces of literature that focus on the notion of war and the effects of warfare on civilians and…

The Media and American Politics: An Overview
Essays

The Media and American Politics: An Overview

The relationship between the media and American politics is traced back to the earliest days of American political history. The press played a significant role…

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged
American Economics

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged

One of the most significant political theories of the 20th Century is Ayn Rands Objectivism. Rand is known for promoting the philosophical idea of objectivism….

Is Ted Cruz Eligible to run for President?
2016 Presidential Election

Is Ted Cruz Eligible to run for President?

A major consideration within American politics is the eligibility requirements of the President, in particular, the question of the “natural born” citizenship requirement. The Constitution…

Crtitque of the Electoral College System
American History

Crtitque of the Electoral College System

During the debate over the ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, a series of essays known as the Federalist Papers were written. Primarily…

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review
American Economics

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review

Throughout the 2003 book FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, Jim Powell argues that the policies of U.S. President…

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?
Comparative Politics

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?

In the Islamic world, there has been much debate over the relationship between Islam and politics. Some Muslims argue in favor of increased secularism, whereas…

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review
American Economics

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S. during…

Is Marco Rubio a Realist?
2016 Presidential Election

Is Marco Rubio a Realist?

In the Foreign Affairs article “Restoring America’s Strength,” US Senator Marco Rubio puts forward his vision for U.S. foreign policy assuming that he is elected…

ISIS: How and Where they Came From
American History

ISIS: How and Where they Came From

One major foreign policy issue facing the world over the past few years is the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ISIS…

Does Media Bias Exist?
Essays

Does Media Bias Exist?

Elite Media is defined as reporting of news and political events in as narrow a focus as possible, presumably to influence the political agenda of…

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review
Comparative Politics

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review

In his most recent Foreign Affairs article “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” political scientist Kenneth Waltz explores the background behind the debate over the…