By Sara Tehrani, George Washington University For centuries, America, more than any other nation, has beckoned immigrants in search of a brighter, safer future to come take advantage of this land of opportunity. The American model of immigrant assimilation is one of dignified achievement and pride because it reflects long-standing American traditions of the integration [...]
By Parth Chauhan, George Washington University The headlines on BBC News website on September 19th, 2010, read “Gulf oil spill ‘finally sealed,’” putting an end to a five month ordeal for the citizens of the Gulf of Mexico.  On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, owned by British Petroleum, exploded, leaving eleven workers [...]
Are there times when we might prefer people to be less informed? Can advantages flow from the structure of some political institutions that limit political information? How can we benefit from a society in which imperfect information is and will continue to be a widespread phenomenon?
Cornell government majors are bound by a slew of requirements: introductory classes on International Relations (IR), American politics and political philosophy; intermediate courses on comparative government, political theory and American government; advanced seminars on topics ranging from normative issues in IR to the philosophies of Kant and Adorno. These classes train us to philosophize, to [...]