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Trump and White Narcissism

Rajeev Balasubramanyam

While President elect Donald Trump was giving his victory speech, my attention fell a few inches to his right onto the small, lily-white boy in a dark suit and silver tie. He, the 10 year old Barron Trump, son of Donald and Melania, was fidgeting, swaying, and seemed awkward, self-conscious, as though he would rather be anywhere than on that stage in front of the entire world. In a moment now going viral on YouTube, a member of the audience yelled out, ‘Kill Obama!’ and, while Trump did not even blink, the 10 year old Barron flinched in shock and, one presumes, fear.

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Thinking Justice Beyond Impunity: HRW and Colombia

Christiane Wilke

One of the most counterintuitive sights in the referendum on Colombia’s historic peace agreement between the government and FARC rebels was a coalition between Human Rights Watch (HRW) and former President Álvaro Uribe in favor of a “no” vote.

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Today in History: Happy 85th Birthday, Nawal El Saadawi!

Jessica Ling

October 27 marks the 85th birthday of celebrated Egyptian feminist, writer and doctor, Nawal El Saadawi. With a bibliography consisting of over 30 books, fiction and nonfiction alike, El Saadawi is one of the most prolific and established writers on women, Islam, and oppression. Her platform is based on her fierce condemnation of female genital mutilation, her criticisms of the ways the patriarchy functions through religion, and her resilient belief in the liberation of women through social, political, economic, and intellectual independence.

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