Ajay Ravichandran

CONTRIBUTIONS

The limits of a “practical” education

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

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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.

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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.

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April 27, 2012

The right prescription

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

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April 6, 2012

Intervening obstacles

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

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March 6, 2012

Game change

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

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February 27, 2012

Rescuing academia from the academics

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

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February 6, 2012

The bane of capital

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

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January 24, 2012

The Right focus

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

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January 9, 2012

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

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November 29, 2011