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America the Avenger

America the Avenger

BY MARGAUX BAVILSIK Who’s your favorite superhero? The childishly egotistical, but somehow endearing Iron Man/Tony Stark? The misunderstood billionaire troglodyte, Batman-Bruce Wayne? Pubescent Peter Parker-Spiderman? Or maybe you’re more of an X-Men person—pick a power, any power. Or you could be traditional, partial to Superman–the man with every power except that of being interesting. Regarding foreign policy, it is not […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 0 comments · World's Police
Locked in an Angry Echo Chamber: Why “Controversial” Shouldn’t Matter

Locked in an Angry Echo Chamber: Why “Controversial” Shouldn’t Matter

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK In the news, “controversy” tends to describe events which provoke a highly-charged emotional reaction or at least involve people who react in such a manner. As an adjective, it demands a response from the reader and aims to provoke a reaction. As a technique for selling papers and attracting views, covering sensitive issues and highlighting controversies certainly […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue
A Dark Shroud: the Pernicious Perception of Violence in Chechnya

A Dark Shroud: the Pernicious Perception of Violence in Chechnya

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Prior the Sochi Olympics, rumors of potential terrorist attacks threatened to shroud the games in an atmosphere of fear and distrust. Chechen “black widows,” or female terrorists involved with the Chechen separatist movement, have carried out twenty attacks on Russian soil since the fall of the Soviet Union, killing nearly 700 people since 1992. Leader of the Islamic Emirate of the […]

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Dr. Leslie P. Moch’s  presented her lecture on November 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Dr. Moch’s lecture on Soviet internal movement focused on seven different profiles of migrating people in the Soviet Union. She sought to recognize that migrants were not always passive agents, being shuffled around like so many pieces on a playing board; […]

A Well-Intentioned Disaster: Agricultural Subsidies in the U.S.

A Well-Intentioned Disaster: Agricultural Subsidies in the U.S.

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK It would be difficult to dispute the benefits of having a stable food supply, especially food at affordable prices. Subsidizing agricultural production is one of the tools the United States government has employed in an attempt to accomplish this necessary objective. However, in practice, these subsidies, through misapplication and their fundamental nature, often lead to a host of […]

Practical Anarchy: A Place for People to Turn

Practical Anarchy: A Place for People to Turn

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK If there were no police, would you assault your neighbor? If there were no property, would you have any desire to steal? If there were no hierarchies, would you lost all desire to interact with other people? If no marriage existed, would you become incapable of love?  If you answered no to any of these questions, you […]