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The American Story, Part One: The Founding

"More pertinently, America’s slave-owning ‘fathers’ understood ‘freedom’ because they denied it to others.... Slave-holder Thomas Jefferson was qualified to write the Declaration of Independence, in part, because it was he who understood ‘freedom’ and its denial best."

Washington’s two Cold Wars

"Without the shackles of Pompeo’s convictions, the leader of the free world treats China as a corporate rival rather than an ideological nemesis."

Nothing to celebrate: Fourth of July and its role in ignoring Native American history

"Much like Mount Rushmore, Independence Day places a disproportionate emphasis on a narrative of glory, justice, and equality in US history, choosing to acknowledge far too little of the Native American experience."

Former US Attorney General warns of Russian election interference in Oxford Union address

Former US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker asserted that Russia is “trying to interfere” in the 2020 US Election, speaking at the Oxford Union on...

Literary Blackface

When the largest book retailer in the United States, Barnes & Noble, launched their so-called Diverse Editions initiative in honour of Black History Month,...

Lazy Rich Caucasians: the legacy of the college admissions scandal

The story’s intrigue has stopped people focusing on what is actually important.

Prelude to war or diplomatic overture?

What’s next for the United States and Iran.

The other footballers

"The players on this college football team have simpler motivations: camaraderie, love of the sport, and the prospect of beating Cambridge."

Grief pushes music to its conceptual limits

Mount Eerie's 'A Crow Looked at Me' may seem like an abstract experiment, but with its personal context it is deeply affecting

Polemic, platitudes, and empty rhetoric

Bernie Sanders’ book launch at the Sheldonian left Cat Bean doubtful of the ability of populists to create meaningful political change

Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Altair Brandon-Salmon on an autobiographical look at American racism

OUSU condemn Trump presidency

On Wednesday evening, the Oxford University Students’ Union (OUSU) council voted to oppose the policy platform of President-Elect Donald Trump. The motion to oppose President-...

A day at the races

John Maier reviews the recent glut of political leadership contests

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