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Snowpiercer: A Political Analysis

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!  I first read about Snowpiercer late in 2013 and quickly recommended it to fellow dystopian film lovers. Despite small concerns that the train-functioning-as-metaphor-for-capitalism was gimmicky and simplistic, I enjoyed The Host (one of Joon-ho Bong’s previous films) … Continue reading

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The “War on Terror” and Language Politics

Part I: The War in Afghanistan and the Construction of a Narrative  Twelve years, four months, and one week. That’s how long the United States and the International Security Assistance Force have been in Afghanistan. The invasion started after 9/11. We … Continue reading

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Educating Teens in Digital Citizenship

I’ll start with a contentious claim: we do not live in a democracy. Our members of parliament are, indeed, democratically elected. However, the checks and balances in place to ensure they represent our interests consist almost entirely of an election every three years. That’s all. … Continue reading

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