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Jon Adams


The Setonian
Opinion

Op-Ed: Statement from members of USSR-Rated TDC dance

Dear members of the Tufts community,To begin, we would like to apologize to the Tufts community and all of those who were hurt by the USSR-Rated Dance at TDC. This dance was not intended to offend anybody, and we are truly sorry that it did. The purpose of this dance was to serve as a satire of American ...

The Setonian
Columns

Oops We Did It Again: Hong Kong looks back

Author's note, updated Dec. 8: I would like to apologize for my Dec. 6 column, “Hong Kong Looks Back” in which I examined the reemergence of colonial symbols in Hong Kong’s current protest movement. In the column, I failed to analyze the significance of using colonial symbols and imagery ...

The Setonian
Columns

Oops We Did it Again: Return of the right

According to the Chinese artist Peng Wang, “the most tragic thing for a nation is to have no memory.” Spain, which on Nov. 10 held its second general election in 2019 and fifth overall in only eight years, seems increasingly ignorant of its own past.The governing Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party ...

The Setonian
Columns

Oops We Did it Again: Too big to fail

What happens when a company commands a country? Tech giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google increase their markets and product offerings like empires expanding their spheres of influence. Yet in a society where the government is increasing attempts to reign in and battle against the whims of such ...

The Setonian
Column

Oops We Did it Again: Unlike father, unlike son

History repeats itself, but not always in a perfect cycle. Sometimes it’s as if the circle flips, and we approach the same outcome from the opposite angle as before.In Britain, Brexit has created too many historical parallels to count. The most interesting of these parallels are those that take on ...

The Setonian
Columns

Oops We Did it Again: Ignorance is an expensive bliss

The more decadent a society becomes, the more easily it can be blinded to its own decay. History is littered with countless civilizations that saw their grandest, most ostentatious periods precipitate an unflattering, often gruesome decline. The triumphs and conquests of Rome gave way to barbarian invasions ...

The Setonian
Columns

Oops We Did It Again: Afghanistan as a cautionary tale

Every student, at some point in their undergraduate experience, is taught George Santayana’s assertion that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The phrase has produced various paraphrases, switching out “condemned” for “doomed” or “destined” but always ...

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