The Left, the Right, and American Exceptionalism

by Sudip Bhattacharya I was in high-school when I stopped standing for the pledge of allegiance. As the occupation in Iraq reached its peak and the War on Terror rampaged on, the further and further away I felt from the stars and stripes hanging from the wall. During our current presidential campaign, that same sense… Read More

The Butler serves up a chronicle of the Civil Rights movement

by Maurice Mcleod I sat down to watch Lee Daniel’s The Butler, unsure about what sort of film I was about to see. The film tells the story of Cecile Gaines, a black butler who served under seven presidents at the White House while the battle for Civil Rights engulfed the US. I feared I was… Read More