Peru’s Presidential Election in Historical Context: “Markets Versus Marxism”

Peru’s Presidential Election in Historical Context: “Markets Versus Marxism”

The U.S. has a long history of interfering in Latin America when their leaders view from U.S. interests. Will Peru’s new president be deemed ‘acceptable?’

How Should Indigenous People Be Incorporated Into Western Society?

How Should Indigenous People Be Incorporated Into Western Society?

Following the discovery of mass graves at Canada’s residential schools, how should Canada approach the indigenous issue? Six countries may hold the answer.

Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

While the January 6th insurrection was a blatant disregard of democracy, both parties have contributed to the erosion of democracy for years.

VP Harris Misses the Point on Guatemala and Immigration

VP Harris Misses the Point on Guatemala and Immigration

By Quentin Choy June 9, 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris recently went on her first foreign trip as vice president to Mexico and Guatemala to deal with the issue of migration and asylum seekers from the region. Harris echoed already existing migration policy saying that those who tried to cross the U.S. border would be…

Sights and Wonders #3: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Honolulu, Hawai’i

Sights and Wonders #3: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Honolulu, Hawai’i

By Quentin Choy June 4, 2021 In the Punchbowl Crater sitting just above Urban Honolulu sits a tranquil resting place of thousands of American heroes who served in the U.S. military as well as a monument established for those men and women whose remains were never found. This is the National Memorial Cemetery of the…

Memorial Day History: The Role of African-American Soldiers During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars

Memorial Day History: The Role of African-American Soldiers During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars

By Quentin Choy May 31, 2021 In honor of Memorial Day, I’ll look at the lives of African-Americans who served in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Philippine-American War in 1899, both of which are often forgotten in the American memory but were pivotal in the U.S. emergence as a global superpower. The U.S.…

Asian American History: The Murder of Vincent Chin, 1982

Asian American History: The Murder of Vincent Chin, 1982

By Quentin Choy May 27, 2021 Most times, I don’t think too much about heritage or history months, as I feel like an entire month dilutes celebration whereas a day could be set aside to commemorate something. Think Memorial Day versus a potential Memorial Month. This is how I thought about Asian Pacific Islander Heritage…

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World

By Quentin Choy May 22, 2021 Yesterday, I watched a documentary on the steaming service CuriosityStream called Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World. I had been looking for a good documentary on this subject as it is a fascinating war, yet one that is overlooked in terms of its consequences for the modern…

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