by Graham Ball ’21 I watch as a heavily armored police officer standing on the steps of Cleveland’s Justice Center takes careful aim and fires a teargas canister into a group of protesters. The canister strikes a middle-age African-American man in the head, and blood pours down his face as protest medics carry him away.
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Editors’ Note: In the aftermath of a contentious presidential election, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, The Kenyon Observer is back with a new issue. With America and the world facing a global health crisis and a broad backsliding of democracy, we hope to bring some thought-provoking perspectives conducive to fresh
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By William Yanek The future of left and right wing politics in the West is closely tied to the future of populism. This future will be determined by voters’ final verdict on immigration and globalization. On December 12th, the West edged closer to that verdict with Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party winning a landslide
By Tommy Johnson On January 3, the President of the United States ordered a strike that took place at the Bagh- dad Airport. Three drones cruised overhead, each armed with a Hellfire missile. Using a mix of satellite imagery, signals analysis, and finally tips from CIA operatives, remote-controlled drones targeted, identified, and killed Qasem Soleimani.
Ten months after leaving his position as national security advisor in the Trump White House, Herbert Raymond McMaster sat down with the Kenyon Observer for a wide-ranging conversation about some of the most controversial military and interventionist foreign policy decisions our country’s leaders have made in recent history.