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UVa Invites Violence Supporter for MLK Day

“After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of [the civil rights] movement is profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time — the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. “Violence works. Nonviolence does too. . . . ‘Property damage and looting’—perhaps more than nonviolence—has been a significant…

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Bandow v. Reilly: Burke Society Hosts Debate on Foreign Interventionism

As the Burke Society hosted its November 4 debate with Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute and Robert R. Reilly of the American Foreign Policy Council, both sides agreed that recent events in the Muslim parts of Africa and Asia were heading towards fragmentation and uncertainty. Whether the United States should get involved in those foreign issues, however, was another question.

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The Criminal Alcohol Excuse

In the aftermath of the Huguely Trial, Liz Securro, author of Crash into Me and an alumnus of the University of Virginia, links the troubling similarities between her fight for justice against the man who raped her 21 years ago in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, and the one that just recently took place. The two cases (Commonwealth v. Huguely and Commonwealth v. Beebe) not only had the same judge, the same defense team, and took place in the same courthouse, it…

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