Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Argo’ is a masterful exercise in political film making

By Emily Brightman

October 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Argo,” the newest endeavor from actor/director Ben Affleck, is a surprisingly well-crafted chronicle of the covert CIA mission to rescue six Americans from peril during the Iranian Revolution. Though this true life story is only a small slive...

Noam Chomsky on world’s ownership and progress

By Tom Lynch

September 30, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media and at least 99 other works according to Wikipedia, gave a talk this past week at the UMass Fine Arts Center. The lecture was en...

America’s Iranian issue

By David Kaufman

September 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The issue of Iran obtaining nuclear weapon capabilities has swamped media outlets for almost a year now, but many have not talked about how American national security and foreign interests would be jeopardized if Iran were to...

Baha’i students try to get credit for work done in underground Iranian schools

By Steffi Porter

April 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Efforts are being made by the University of Massachusetts Baha’i club to convince university officials to accept credits earned at underground schools in Iran. In Iran, members of the Baha’i faith, a minority religious group, have been denied a...

Behind Iranian rhetoric

By Wendy Simon-Pearson

April 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Also see: Egypt |Iran |Tunisia | Yemen | Jordan|Syria Iran is neither Arab, nor did it have a 2011 “Spring.” Yet Iran is constantly in the news as an emerging leader in the Middle East and a constant pain in President Barack Obama’s side. From its ...

Is realpolitik rearing its head at home or abroad?

By Artur Wysoczanski

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

     I have a lot of problems with the way the United States has presented itself to the international community over the past decade. Since George W. Bush became president in 2001, the foreign policy of the U.S. has become...