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by / on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm / in Web Columnists

War of the Words

“In the end, I love language because it is freedom. No wonder, then, why I’m not particularly fond of rhetorical questions. I am—or at least I try to be—Politically Correct, and I am proud.”

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The Crisis in Gaza

Given the complexity of the rapidly-unfolding crisis in Gaza since then, the CPR editorial team has decided to compile the diverse set of responses we have received from members of the Columbia community.

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 11:18 am / in Uncategorized

An Editor’s Note

A point worth reiterating: We do not endorse any of the views presented on the site

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by / on July 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

On the Conflict in Gaza

“Hamas continues to terrorize, and Israel continues to pulverize, but neither side sustains substantial gains. If nothing else, the current escalation proves, without a doubt, that there are no winners.”

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by / on July 17, 2014 at 9:07 am / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

A Dishonorable Opponent

“Saying that, with such a system, Israel should simply ignore the rockets is the epitome of malarkey, akin to saying that a person wearing a bulletproof vest should not mind that his neighbor regularly shoots at him.”

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by / on July 17, 2014 at 8:47 am / in Middle East, Web Columnists

ISIS or ISIL or Just IS?

“Perhaps it is difficult to think of the Islamic State as an actual state because the vocabulary we use to discuss the region is so entrenched in our political maps. The media’s confusion over the organization’s name—ISIL or ISIS?—demonstrates the difficulty of escaping to a time before Sykes-Picot.”

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by / on July 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm / in Web Columnists

A Reply to Fattal’s Response

“If everyone in the Jewish community thought as Josh did, there would be no need for my article. His analysis and insight into the conflict illustrates keen awareness and sensitivity to both sides.”

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by / on July 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm / in Middle East, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

A Response to A Kidnapped Debate

“Of course using any one event as the basis for a grand narrative is shoddy intellectual work. But denying the way in which any one event illuminates and contributes to the larger narrative is equally faulty.”

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by / on July 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

A Kidnapped Debate

The recent tragedy is part of the overarching conflict, but it is not the conflict. Obviously, conflicts are innately emotional and the recent murders are political, but personal views on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis are secondary when acknowledging the recent killings.

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Cashing In On Columbia?

With recovery from the global recession proceeding slowly and youth unemployment at almost 15 percent, it is tempting to question the actual value of our liberal arts degrees. We reached out to the Columbia community to find out their views on education and the economy, asking student groups, professors, and administrators the following question: What role should Columbia play in preparing students to face this economy?

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