Ajay Ravichandran


The limits of a “practical” education

The University’s intellectual tradition trains students to ask the right questions, solve big problems.


May 18, 2012

The president doesn’t matter

The huge emphasis in our culture and media on the powers and election of our president is a harmful distraction.


May 7, 2012

War is not the answer

Military action against Iran poses too many risks to be a viable means of putting a stop to its nuclear ambitions.


April 27, 2012

The right prescription

GOP fixation on repealing Affordable Care Act misses its market-friendly qualities.


April 6, 2012

Intervening obstacles

The situation in Syria is too volatile to warrant U.S. or coalition intervention.


March 6, 2012

Game change

The media’s treatment of political campaigns as a spectator sport discourages voter participation.


February 27, 2012

Rescuing academia from the academics

A liberal arts curriculum should meet needs of students with interests outside of academia.


February 6, 2012

The bane of capital

Newt Gingrich’s primary victory reflects societal ambivalence about the morality of capitalism.


January 24, 2012

The Right focus

Mainstream Republican candidates should take a page from fringe contenders on campaign issues.


January 9, 2012

Republican hopes of nominating an anti-Romney are unrealistic and against the party’s interest.


November 29, 2011