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LARKIN: Moving Toward the Radical Center

LARKIN: Moving Toward the Radical Center

Liberalism seems to have gone out of fashion. This trend should be worrying because liberalism — the ideology centered on individual liberties, pluralism and tolerance — is the foundation of our democracy. Yet in the face of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU; the election of President Donald[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Remove Violence From Ideological Fights

LARKIN: Remove Violence From Ideological Fights

On Inauguration Day, a black-clad vigilante figure punched white nationalist leader Richard Spencer on camera. Viewed around the world, the punch elicited mixed — but often positive — reactions online. For many, violence feels like the necessary or even obvious solution to the increasing assertiveness of white nationalists, whether in[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

In 1943, George Orwell wrote that he feared “the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world.” The preceding decades saw mass disinformation campaigns through the extensive use of propaganda, near-omniscient government surveillance, seemingly endless warfare, hostility towards minorities and totalitarianism on both the right and the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Reaffirm Free Speech to Battle Hate

LARKIN: Reaffirm Free Speech to Battle Hate

“Hate speech is not free speech!” read one sign that greeted Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week when he arrived at Georgetown University Law Center to address freedom of expression on college campuses. That sign speaks to a common belief among college students. In a recent survey, 44 percent of[Read More…]

by October 4, 2017 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

They were both blood red. One was a little smeared; the other had cleaner lines. These were the second and third swastikas found on campus this semester, and this is the second time I have had to start an article for The Hoya by describing swastikas on campus. Hate at[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

Western liberalism is in retreat. This crisis is bigger than just the wannabe-authoritarian in the White House. Our entire society is losing faith in liberal democracy, and surveys indicate our generation has the most unbelievers by far. This illiberalism has seeped into college students, as it has for Americans across the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 6 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top