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The United States has seen a rise in nationalism the past few years, especially with the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Unlike patriotism, nationalism “is often driven more by racial and ethnic superiority than a love of country.” This growing problem is seen as a result of anti immigration sentiment, anti economic globalization and even because of the growing distrust in the media and news. This article argues why Citizens’ Assemblies could be the answer to nationalism that the United States desperately needs.

First and foremost, it is important to define patriotism and explain why it is different from…


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Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a princess.

I’m not going to lie, some days I still do.

But as young girls, most of us are taught to find our “prince”, get married, and live happily ever after. It’s the plot line in almost all Hallmark movies and the reason why “Barbie as Princess…” is such a popular franchise.

We get taught from a young age that happiness is equivalent to finding a man and marrying him. And if we don’t find someone, we’re going to end up alone and sad.

So when I left for…

Nicole Yu

san jose, ca × washington, dc

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