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TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

Facts are foundational to our democracy. We turn to them to help us lift the veneer of hypocrisy that characterizes modern politics. Following this election, however, it seems that facts no longer have the ability to compel policy or sway public opinion. According to PolitiFact, a staggering 70 percent of[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Defend Our Right to All Speech

Tuesday night’s election left many speechless. Contrary to the initial optimism that accompanied early exit polls and a surge in early voting, Republican nominee Donald Trump, a man with no political experience and a record of corruption, racism, bigotry and misogyny, is now the President-elect of the United States and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Beware of False Promises

Last week, a group of students launched the Georgetown Review, a publication dedicated to the analysis of world affairs and campus news through a conservative lens. Upon hearing the news, I was glad that a group of students had stepped up to correct a notable gap in our campus media:[Read More…]

by October 29, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

TIMSIT: Changing Faces of Censorship

Clark Kerr, the late president of the University of California, Berkeley once said that a university “is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.” While his words may resonate in today’s debate over free speech on college campuses, he originally[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Curtailing Intellectual Freedom

Georgetown’s intellectual biodiversity is being challenged by what the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat calls the “rapid colonization of new cultural territory by an ascendant social liberalism.” Often, the instrument of this type of censorship is the much debated “trigger warning.” Recent data from a survey conducted by Gallup,[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Defending Honest Expression

A couple days ago, I attended the first class of my penultimate semester at Georgetown. During the introductory part of the class, and in front of several dozen of my peers, the professor stood up and read us a part of the University of Chicago’s statement on free speech, written[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Struggling to Uphold Free Speech

In 1840, a Frenchman returned to his homeland from his journey to America and later published “Democracy in America,” a modern classic on the American political system. That young man, Alexis de Tocqueville, forever changed the way Europe viewed a former colony and the way that former colony viewed itself.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top