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LETTER: On Japan’s Remilitarization

From California to Connecticut, from Chicago to Charlottesville, the recent amendment to the Peace Constitution— which allows  which allows Japan to take offensive military actions if necessary— is raising concerns among Korean expatriate communities in American colleges. Believe it or not, a considerable number of Koreans believe that history is repeating itself and that a Japanese invasion in response to North Korea’s destabilizing provocations is around the corner. To a vast number of Koreans, the precedent of dynastic Korea’s futile diplomatic attempts…

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LETTER: In Defense of Thomas Jefferson

Alexander Adames recently wrote an article titled “The Misguided Exaltation of Jefferson: Students should refrain from venerating Thomas Jefferson” for The Cavalier Daily. The basis of the article is that because Jefferson owned slaves in his private life, Jefferson should not be admired as a great man with deep respect. It disturbed me to read this article, for it seemed that he was establishing a ridiculous standard for admiration, simultaneously rejecting proper historical approach. One of the most important issues with this…

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