First the Gipper, Now the Gypper

The military establishment’s influence on US foreign policy. President Ronald Reagan may have realized at an early age that the popular saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far”, a quotation attributed mainly to Theodore Roosevelt, could form the basis for a successful public life as he appears to have carried …

Natasha From Russia

When you’re privileged enough to attend a top-tier American university such as Duke, losing sight of the fact that your fate may have been different often comes with the package. Strutting to class in a pair of pricey high heels to hear well-paid professors talk and relaxing afterwards with a glass of pinot grigio at …

On Virginity

“What IS virginity?” I first knew that different people would answer this question differently as I rode down an escalator in a German shopping mall a few years ago; my friend turned toward me and delivered this peculiar line: “I could de-virginize you right now.” “What?” I wasn’t surprised he had brought up the subject …