Category Archives: Honig

The Land of Immigrants… Is Dead.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is the quote engraved on the Statue of Liberty from “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus. This used to be the sentiment that made … Continue reading

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Immigration in America

Immigration is something that is always in the news. More so now because of President Trump’s opinions on immigration. If you read the news, you can see that Donald Trump does not approve of immigration, only if it’s a model … Continue reading

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Public Things

I have been mulling over writing this post for a while now, but I hadn’t figured out how I wanted to frame it until now. The title I’ve chosen is “public things.” This is, I hope, a phrase that is … Continue reading

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Democratic Diatribe

Please read this first and foremost. It will only take a few seconds. I can’t remember exactly when I discovered Humans of New York (HONY), but it’s one of the few things on my Facebook newsfeed which I take the … Continue reading

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Foreign-Founder and Legitimacy in “The Tempest”

I just read Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest” and realized that there are several situations in the play which seem to deal with questions we have discussed in class. Though the play was written over a century before any of the writers … Continue reading

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The Ineffective Foreign-Founder

I ran across an interesting article a while ago which caught my attention: https://esmdemocratictheory.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post The article, written by Pippa Biddle, encourages volunteers NOT to join organizations and/or trips which involve helping communities facing certain crises (lack of shelter, famine/drought, disease, … Continue reading

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Democracy in the face of Technology

http://awareness-time.com/?p=2623 This video I believe speaks volumes about some of the fears we (younger people especially) feel about the future of democracy. 100 years ago and earlier, the people ultimately had the power. While a large military force could force … Continue reading

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