Original poetry by Democracy Chronicles contributor Hassan Elhage, an undergraduate student at New York University with a strong interest in human rights, political ideology, and American and international politics.
There is meaningful variation in public opinion regarding how certain groups of Americans view the American Dream. Among the root causes of this variation is race: black Americans specifically seem to embrace the American Dream, and have consistently done so for the past few decades.
I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
No voter should be standing in a long line, counting the number of seconds until the end. Instead, each should hold onto their ballot in the comfort of their own home, delivered and returned at the time that works best. There’s no reason to rush democracy.
Through its collaborations, UNICEF is proving the effectiveness of joining forces with other powers to exhibit the most innovative ideas, services and assistive projects.
Unlike the Affordable Care Act, the AHCA seeks to reduce the federal government’s involvement in providing healthcare. In fact, the AHCA plans to cut such federal spending by $1.15 trillion.
Despite efforts by the Libyan and American governments, Libyans themselves must engage in a movement towards solidarity to ensure a civil war is avoided—which would ultimately enable terrorism and deepen economic trouble.
As of 2016, there are 300,000 unaccompanied child refugees and separated children globally, which is 66,000 more than in 2010 and a five-fold increase over the last seven years.
The Zuma Must Fall campaign led several marches last month with a unified group consisting of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and religions. The message was loud and clear.
For all four countries, the culmination of war, poverty, mass displacement, inaccessibility to aid, drought, and crop failure is a formula for famine, with the ultimate result being severe food deprivation that threatens millions.