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The Problem with Area Studies

  The development of humanity is written in the obsessive quest to define “the Other.” Anthropology muses over questions of the savage, history measures hierarchies of backwardness, peace and conflict studies traces notions of human nature, cultural studies searches for fundamental difference. The threads of these distinct but related fields
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UC Berkeley liberalism: then and now

The average afternoon at the Free Speech Movement Cafe, more commonly known as FSM, is a hubbub of activity. Sunlight filters in through the clear glass doors. Students order coffee and apple clouds, have shouting conversations over the whir of the loud blender and jockey for a free seat when
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Political correctness in Berkeley

“(a).…Also prohibited shall be material that so incites pupils as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises or the violation of lawful school regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school.” – California Educational Code § 48907
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What I’ve learned from keeping a little black book

Technically, it’s a little pink book. Several weeks ago, I purchased it at Daiso. I’d had an irritatingly bad hook-up a few days before, and I like any writer, I felt the need to document it. They didn’t have the tiny black leather notebook I had envisioned, but they did
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That girl in the photo

That girl in the photo has eyes that are the moist soil that flowers stem from   She gives advice like the worn pages of a children’s book like a dream no one would admit to having   That girl in the photo makes you see sunlight in a storm
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