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Death of an American Empire?

Ridwan Hossain December 7, 2009

Afghanistan has joined the ranks of climate change, healthcare reform, and Amanda Knox as a topic that is paid the most frenzied kind of attention to in the news these days. And, as always, everyone is...

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The Next American Dream

Ridwan Hossain November 1, 2009
No other two-word phrase (a family-friendly one, at least) evokes such a strong reaction from me that a bone-chilling shiver races down my spine: the American Dream.

It's not something you hear much about anymore. While lauded for providing a singular, national ethos to a veritably enormous population of disparate origins and cultures, it is simultaneously vilified in the most vicious way for the great lie of life-fulfilling wealth and happiness it promised

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Crisis in the Deep Blue: The State of Earth’s Largest Natural Resource

October 4, 2007
A crisis is slowly looming deep underneath more than 139 million square miles of Earth's surface, a crisis so serious that it could affect food supplies around the globe and lead to the extinction of many of the world's species. However, it is not a crisis that most people would even notice, as it takes place in the great vastness of the ocean.
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Building Hope Overseas: The Struggle for Africa

October 29, 2006
The streets of Accra can be lively and exciting at night, much like an African New York City. In fact, the capital of Ghana is one of the most modern cities in Africa, and boasts an active night life for its relatively well-off residents. But the national attractions, the beaches, and the museums only serve to hide the stories of some 15,000 homeless children, living in the streets day to day with little hope.
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North Korean Nukes: Why We Should Worry

October 10, 2006
North Korea? What about them? you may ask. Many Stony Brook students might not even know that the East Asian communist country recently claimed to have successfully tested a nuclear weapon. For those who do know, it may not seem like a big deal. They blew up one nuke (supposedly), yet we have thousands upon thousands.
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