Sufism, Civilization and Revolutionary Love

By Jahanzaib Choudhry. Introduction Today many activists are focused on ideas of “revolution” based entirely on ideas of class struggle or various forms of identity oppression. Underlying them is often a sense of deep anger or resentment. The one idea missing from this discourse is “love.” Those who believe in radical politics miss the idea of a radical love. Yet many of the most important … Continue reading Sufism, Civilization and Revolutionary Love

Bernie Sanders and the Color-Line

By Do Hyun Byun. The Color Line “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line,—the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk Young people today viscerally feel that the world needs a radical change. Climate change, the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and the Color-Line

Toward Another America: The Moral Authority of the Black Freedom Struggle

By Jeremiah Kim. There are moments that signal a clear fork in the road as we seek to find answers to life’s enduring questions. In the final days of college, I was putting together a senior thesis on James Baldwin and the Korean War, in which I had written, “I turn to Baldwin because he spoke out unequivocally against U.S. imperialism by drawing on the … Continue reading Toward Another America: The Moral Authority of the Black Freedom Struggle

An Education for a New Human Being

By Manasvi Chaturvedi. Students & the University Students at the University are lost. This can be seen in a lot of ways: (ever rising) campus depression and anxiety rates, the escapism of drinking and frat parties, and the disillusionment that many feel with the University. The lack of hope for the future and for people among students is striking — aren’t young people supposed to … Continue reading An Education for a New Human Being

For the Heart and Humanity – John Coltrane

By Serafina Harris. I need thy sense of the Future Teach me to know that life is ever On the side of the future. Keep alive in me the forward look, the high hope, The onward surge. Let me not be frozen Either by the past or the present. Grant me, O patient Father, Thy sense of the future Without which all life would sicken … Continue reading For the Heart and Humanity – John Coltrane

Yugoslavia and the Riddle of Eastern Europe

By Max Gaeta. Introduction Eastern Europe is a region that is white of skin, yet it has never been a part of the cradle of white civilization, Western Europe. For much of the past century, there has been a clear divide between these two regions, as many Eastern European countries rejected the Western order to pursue one based on a differing set of values and … Continue reading Yugoslavia and the Riddle of Eastern Europe

A New Religion

By Emily Dong. America is supposed to be the greatest country on earth. Its Western values of competition, individualism, and capitalism have advanced science and technology, produced high levels of luxury, and dictated the world. But it has ultimately produced a decadent society reaching its stagnant collapse today. It’s an extremely wealthy country with poverty levels that never significantly decrease year after year. Rates of … Continue reading A New Religion

The Crisis of Our Times: Climate, Capitalism, or Western Civilization?

By Nuri Yi. Young People and an Existential Crisis  We live in uncertain times. Perhaps even more so in this particular moment, but maybe life always gives us much to wonder about: Questions like these, I think, are ever-present in the background of people’s minds, especially for young people. We’re given a few shorthand answers, varying based on the society in which we’re raised. They … Continue reading The Crisis of Our Times: Climate, Capitalism, or Western Civilization?

Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Our Irresponsibility – A Critique

By Jacob Harris. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is an American Classic in every sense of the word. It epitomizes American values: family, freedom, love, understanding. It tells what, seemingly, is the story of America. We get through life: we learn in our early childhood, we fall in love and get married in our adulthood, and then we die. We follow the story in the town … Continue reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Our Irresponsibility – A Critique

Black Power and King’s World House

By Brandon Do. “What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go From Here Our lives reflect the instability of … Continue reading Black Power and King’s World House