Category Archives: Eclectic Thoughts

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My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa


As published on the Huffington Post: If you have to get lost, I recommend doing it at the top of Table Mountain. That’s what I did. In the few minutes I’d sat down to jot down some thoughts, my group … Continue reading

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“The way it is:” First Perspectives in South Africa


I’ve been in Cape Town for just over a week. I’ve surfed at Muizenberg and stood atop the summit at Signal Hill. On the streets of Rondebosch I’ve ridden in precariously overcrowded “taxis” (which are actually minibuses) and in the halls of the Univesrity … Continue reading

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United We Sit: A Proposal to Change Emory


Published in the Emory Wheel on September 19, 2014. Written with Adam Goldstein. In her Sept. 15 op-ed “Emory Students Tend Towards Self-Segregation,” Aarti Dureja paints for us a divided Emory, where the high school hope of a campus without the … Continue reading

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When Things Fall into the Ocean


We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. “Are there any questions?” I sneered. For weeks, CNN’s unremitting coverage of MH 370 has … Continue reading

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A Snowden Pardon Would Not Set a ‘Dangerous Precedent’


Two lawmakers in Norway announced Tuesday that they have nominated Edward Snowden as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement comes amid a pair of debates surrounding the actions of the infamous NSA whistleblower. The first debate — … Continue reading

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The School that was Too Certain for Curiosity


Written for the Emory Wheel: “Do you know what the most common question philosophy majors ask after college is?” “No, what is it?” “‘Do you want fries with that?’” I cringe and log another mental tally mark. Mr. Adler — a … Continue reading

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Prelude to Longer Piece on Sandy Hook


Because I am immersed in finals week, I have yet to publish a piece on the Sandy Hook massacre. I hope to do so in the next few days. In the meantime, I believe this screenshot that I took of … Continue reading

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