Religion is becoming a political issue in the culture at large. Abortion, stem-cell research, euthanasia, homosexuality, intelligent design--even the "war on terror"--each of these debates is linked to religious beliefs. With the conservatives strengthening ties to the Christian religion and a Supreme Court that has
We are now accepting article submissions for our next issue, which goes to print in the first week of April. The deadline for submissions is March 1st.
At present, we anticipate that the April issue will focus largely on foreign policy. As usual, however, we are
On February 9th, the Daily Illini at the University of Illinois published the controversial cartoons of Mohammed that have exploded into a world-wide Muslim protest against the right to free speech. The original publishers of these cartoons are hiding in fear of their lives. Embassies
In the February issue, "Religious Tolerance Blights Campus Culture" quotes from a Daily Pennsylvanian article entitled "A Specter of Coke and Commies." Although the Daily Pennsylvanian article appears to be a parody, "Religious Tolerance" treats it as a serious source. We apologize for this error.The
The Undercurrent is soliciting submissions for its 4th blogger contest. The topic is Hurricane Katrina. We're interested in hearing this topic from a new slant. Example: "Why September 11th is more significant than Katrina." Feel free to write an article on exactly that.
Thousands of college freshmen across America wandered the tables of campus club fairs this fall. Many, staring at the sea of brightly colored posters, felt a pressure to find a niche--to adopt an identity by the act of joining a club, a religion, or a
The Undercurrent is now accepting submissions for its fourth issue, due to be distributed in September. The theme for this issue is education. This can mean anything from the intellectual atmosphere on college campuses, to the problem with modern philosophies of education, to the political
The life of the mind has a friend in modern culture: the coffee house. Sprinkled throughout college towns, dotted at the feet of financial-district high-rises, tucked away in the fashionable corners of middle-America hometowns, cafes wait to welcome the intellectual. Coffee has become more than
In 1906, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, the Food and Drug Act was passed, and the FDA was born. Founded on the premise that consumers can't distinguish between a bottle of cough medicine and poison--or between a scientific drug study and an advertisement for a
Any American who has glanced at a newspaper in the past two years knows that the liberals are unhappy about George W. Bush's war in Iraq.
Editorials continue to cite our failure to discover weapons of mass destruction, as well as the greater hostility and more