A couple weeks ago some of my friends started college. One of them said that in their sociology class their teacher started the class with asking, “Is George Washington a terrorist?”, to which another friend of mine said, “Yeah, the British probably saw him as we see ISIS today”. The teacher had asked the question … Continue reading George Washington a Terrorist?
The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass
When a new style of music comes into the spotlight; it is understood people will have a positive or negative reaction. Sometimes, this new style is met with acceptance, or society views as relatively indifferent. At other times society reacts negatively to a new musical style. Rock, R&B, Soul, Disco, and Rap all experienced heavy … Continue reading The Case for Alternative