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

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

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?

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

Completing the World Anti-Colonial Movement: A Task For Our Times

By Jahanzaib Choudhry. The heroic history of the largest movement in the world for the elevation of humanity is hidden from young people. The ideas of the West through academia and the media unconsciously shape much of the discourse among young activists who wish to work for a more just world. Ideas such as democracy often serve as the guidepost for activism but without much … Continue reading Completing the World Anti-Colonial Movement: A Task For Our Times

A Revolutionary Criteria for Literature: A review of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie

By Meghna Chandra. In the popular Ted Talk “Danger of a Single Story”, feminist icon and author Chimamanda Adichie tells us of the the importance of representation in literature. She speaks of her own story growing up in Nigeria and reading books from the West, thinking all books were about foreigners with blonde hair who drank ginger beer and ate apples. She tells how stories … Continue reading A Revolutionary Criteria for Literature: A review of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie

For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville

By Emily Dong. When I was a student, I was involved in multiple ebbs and flows of social justice activism. From protesting a University healthcare fee and heckling Trustees, to shutting down campus roads on May Day and demanding no border wall — all took different forms and fought for different things, but all ended the same way: with limited results, and the students themselves … Continue reading For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville