COMPASS

An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas

COMPASS

The Problem of the West[ern]
January 18, 2018
- Three great Western films—Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and the contemporary No Country for Old Men—delve deep into the American psyche and make a broad claim that the American way of mixing freedom and rule is inherently flawed.
Neoliberal Evolution of the Space Exploration Industry in Relation to the Tech Industry
December 14, 2017
- Ingenuity is a part of the American character. As Americans, we must reflect on the mistakes of our past in the evolution of Tech to best approach the coming evolution of the space exploration industry.
Anti-Hispanic Sentiment and U.S.-Mexican Relations
November 16, 2017
- The essay examines the racism present in the foundational period of foreign relations between the United States and Mexico that occurred between the 1840s and 1850s, seeking to show parallels between the racist rhetoric and policy of the foundational period of U.S.-Mexico relations and today.
Do We Need A Compass?
October 16, 2017
- A Starting Points Conversation featuring the founding editor of Compass, Andrea Radasanu
In God We Trust: Reconciling Religiosity in a Secular Nation
October 12, 2017
- The recent evolution of the Religious Right underscores the value that most Americans place on the separation of church and state. Religion is able to influence American politics only insofar as it reflects the expression of individual political opinions as motivated by religious belief.

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