Category: Opinions

Chiquita denies responsibility to Hondurans

It is with nothing but dismay that I regard Chiquita Brands International Inc.’s response to Hurricane Mitch’s devastation in Central America.

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Attack on First Amendment: Supreme Court allows lawsuit against Oliver Stone film

Defying precedent, not to mention common sense, the Supreme Court served a debilitating blow to the First Amendment by allowing a lawsuit against Natural Born Killers to move forward.

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Kosovo: Perspectives on a Crisis

From Bosnia to now Kosovo, the ongoing crisis in the Balkans has proved to be a humiliating sequence of events for the West.

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Crisis highlights persistent problem of refugees

The TV images of Kosovar Albanian refugees are at once troubling, saddening and all too familiar.

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U.S. military tactics display irrational motives

Beyond the legitimate humanitarian concerns, a dark veil seems to shroud public opinion regarding the current situation in Yugoslavia: Why exactly is NATO bombing Kosovo?

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U.S. aggression reveals only arrogance

Well, the United States is at it again. The only superpower left in the world decided to flex its muscles on another small country with border problems.

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Intervention is about us, not about them

What is most depressing about Western intervention in Kosovo is its predictable form. As has often been the case, intervention is all about us and hardly at all about them.

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U.S. involvement attracts scorn

I am a Williams student currently studying in Denmark.

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Stereotypes enforced by current foreign policy

Munich, Germany – Walking into a hotel in Germany recently, I asked the doorman in English if I could use the bathroom. “Please?” he responded.

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Conflict requires active examination

Over the past week, the crisis in the Balkans continued to escalate. It is hard to watch television or pick up a newspaper without seeing something about Kosovo, the state of the ethnic Albanian refugees in surrounding areas, or the bombing of Belgrade.

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