We the People, Revisited

This article is a response to “We the People” by Daniel Udell that was published in the February 2015 issue of The Independent. Click here to read the original article and here to read Udell’s response to the article below. Upon seeing the article entitled “We the People” by Daniel…

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America Loves an Underdog

By Hind Berji Americans love an underdog. The narrative is embedded in all forms of our culture: sports, business, politics, film, literature—all capitalizing on the “little guy” who “overcomes the odds” and gains success. Though the word “success” is ambiguous in meaning, for the purpose of this context we can…

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The Humanity Behind Taste Shaming

By Hind Berji There is a constantly evolving topic in artistic taste we unconsciously question all the time: can we find common ground between critical and general tastes about music, even though we hold award ceremonies, top-ten lists, and snarky YouTube comments as assessors of what constitutes a piece to…

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We The People

By Daniel Udell Over a year ago, I ran across a quote from Frederick Douglass given while lecturing to the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1847. “I have no love for America. I have no patriotism … I desire to see the government overthrown as speedily as possible and its Constitution…

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