Would a “Brexit” break Britain?

The issue of Britain remaining in the European Union and the consequences of a potential British exit — sometimes shortened to “Brexit” — from the European Union, have come to the forefront of public debate with the upcoming referendum vote this June. While some say that Britain’s egress from the EU would benefit it economically, others argue that the opposite is true, and that there would be detrimental economic consequences for Britain and Europe. In truth, the issue is much more complex and multifaceted. A possible Brexit must be looked…

Reflections on CPAC 2015

For those who don’t know, the Conservative Political Action Conference (or CPAC for short) is the annual gathering of conservative activists hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU). Attended by over a hundred organizations, it is a coveted speaking platform for any conservative, mostly Republican, politician. And this year’s CPAC was an important one. With less than a year to go before the start of the 2016 Republican Party primaries, any major candidate interested in running for president was there; some of the faces attending the conference included Chris Christie,…

Why Millennials Are Generation Responsibility

In 2011, William Deresiewicz contested in The New York Times that youth cultures of the past could be defined by two factors: The emotions which they assign the most value and their ideal social form. He used the boom of liberation in the late 1960s as an example, writing “for the hippies, the emotion was love: love-ins, free love, the Summer of Love, all you need is love.” For them, the ideal social form was utopia, “understood in collective terms: the commune, the music festival, the liberation movement.” Our generation, known…