In her novella Sofia Petrovna, Soviet dissident Lydia Chukovskaya offers an intimate portrait into the realities of the Soviet Union’s Great Purges of 1937 and 1938. The novella conveys the atrocities committed during the Stalin era from the perspective of […]
Thomas Jefferson, reflecting on a nation’s best hope for the future, once remarked that its greatest defense is an educated citizenry. Today, as the United States faces tremendous and unprecedented challenges, these words remain just as salient now as they […]
In his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, University of Guelph professor Thomas King discusses a period of 500 years of contact between Native Americans and whites in the U.S. and Canada with […]
Defeating a sixteen-year incumbent won’t be easy, but India Walton’s never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s ready for meaningful and systemic change in Buffalo, and that’s why she’s running for mayor. A longtime activist and community […]
As the United States grapples with a deadly pandemic during an election year, questions of voting by mail have taken center stage in national dialogue. Despite President Trump’s attacks on absentee voting and efforts to delegitimize election results, mail-in voting […]
At the turn of the 19th century, long before the fight to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Founding Fathers of the United States battled over the makeup of the Supreme Court. Throughout American history — especially in times of […]
America didn’t have to wait long this month for the October Surprise. While news that President Donald Trump has contracted the coronavirus a month before Election Day may almost seem like just another day amidst an election season that has […]
The phrase has been around for decades, so what makes it important now?