Articles by: Daniel Teehan

The path the truck drove in Nice, France when it plowed through people gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. 84 people were killed and 256 more were injured.

The Next Nice

The standard of proof required to charge someone with ideologically motivated terrorism in the courts of press and popular opinion has dropped to an all-time low, and we are perfectly content for the evidence to consist solely of circumstance and demographics, regardless of ideology.

A Primary Race Race Primer

A Primary Race Race Primer

But regardless of who comes out on top with the nomination, the coming effort to win over black and latinx voters is likely to push both candidates to develop more substantive and progressive pitches on issues of criminal justice and mass incarceration. Below, a brief primer on the candidates’ history with criminal justice issues, where they stand now, and where we can expect things to go.

How Student Protest Makes Power Visible

How Student Protest Makes Power Visible

It is yet to be seen whether the BJL’s demands will be met, and whether the sit-in will have achieved actual institutional change at Princeton. What is clear is that the movement has been more successful than any other in Princeton’s recent history at garnering attention, spurring debate, and forcing the administration to react on protestors’ terms. By watching the rippling effects of the sit-in at Princeton, we all learn more about how the University conceptualizes the agency of its students and understands its own ability to change.

A History of Commodifying Criminal Justice

A History of Commodifying Criminal Justice

If anything, isolating prisons and executions from society has opened up a fertile imaginative space in which the anxieties and curiosities of the free citizenry can manifest. Rather than facilitating real empathy for the plight of the incarcerated, popular culture has appropriated the high stakes of trial and punishment for the sake of ratings and publicity.

Hungry in America

Hungry in America

Ojore Lutalo was incarcerated for 28 years in New Jersey state prisons for activities related to his involvement with the Black Liberation Army, a black nationalist movement prominent in the 1970s. He spent 22 of those years in solitary confinement. Throughout his confinement, Mr. Lutalo maintained his convictions and anarchist ideology, and remains a political revolutionary and educator to this day. His story is remarkable and at times strains belief. It is presented here entirely in his own words, edited only for length and clarity.

On (Not) Listening to the Enemy: Tribal Minds and Cultural Conflict

On (Not) Listening to the Enemy: Tribal Minds and Cultural Conflict

How cognitive psychology can help us make sense of the discourse surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict in its most recent instantiation.

JStreet Posters, Credits to JStreet U Princeton

Princeton Students Sign J Street Petition, End Arab-Israeli Conflict #JustPeace

The following article is a work of satire; all quotes and descriptions within are libel and slander. 

The Philosophy of Exclusion

The Philosophy of Exclusion

By the end of his talk hosted by the Anscombe society last Friday, Alexander Pruss laid out a vision of sexual ethics and marital norms far more insidious than his unassuming tone suggests.

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The Dimensions of Solitude

By Daniel Teehan – If you were passing by Frist on your way to class on Thursday, you might have noticed that the perpetually hyped rugby biker had a solemn companion: a student silently occupying a seven by nine foot cell.