Alyse Lacina

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Ideas were not enough

Locke, Spinoza and Voltaire were all brilliant, but religious freedom in Europe was driven by statecraft not philosophy<i>By Mark Koyama</i>Read at Aeon

Dismantling the Dictatorship of the Highly Educated

In much of Europe as well as the U.S., politics has become an elite activity.<p>In the affluent nations of northwestern Europe, people with university educations have taken over politics. Cabinet ministers with fancy degrees are nothing new, but more and more parliamentary seats have been going to …

Mexico says it won't renegotiate NAFTA with President Trump via Twitter

Mexico will not renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or any other aspect of its relationship with the United States via social media or the press, the Mexican government declared Sunday.<p>Mexico City released the statement in an apparent response to a series of provocative tweets by …

Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military Hardware For Police

<b>Updated at 12:52 p.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration is lifting limits on the transfer of some surplus military hardware, including grenade launchers, bayonets and large-caliber weapons, to police departments.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement in a speech on Monday to the Fraternal …

‘White supremacist’ shoots at black protester during Charlottesville rally

A white supremacist has been filmed apparently shooting at a black protester at a nationalist rally in Charlottesville.<p>The video shows white …

Rights & Freedoms

20 Feminist Films Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Watch

In 1975, film theorist Laura Mulvey’s <i>Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema</i> made a powerful case for a feminist perspective on film, arguing that women …

Trump could reverse Obama’s actions on college sex assault, transgender rights

President Obama has wielded civil rights enforcement powers aggressively in the education arena for the past eight years, pushing colleges to toughen policies on sexual assault and schools to eliminate racial bias in student discipline. His administration also declared that transgender students …

LIFE Magazine Launched 80 Years Ago. Here's How It Covered History

The first cover of LIFE magazine, Nov. 11, 1936.<br>LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 37<p>The story that made the cover of the very first issue of LIFE Magazine—published …