Posts Tagged ‘ronald reagan’

As I have been locked up in my dorm studying for final exams and writing unreasonably long papers that professors will only read half of, I have also been listening to some my favorite albums. I find that good music can help counteract writing a tedious paper or studying for a final exam. But there are certain albums that need to be listened to for certain classes and subjects.

Last semester while studying for my Human Sexuality final, I found that any Prince album helped me stay focused. I suggest either “Purple Rain” or “1999.” For history papers focusing on the 1980s, the Reagan administration and what really went down back then, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” is always a good pick.  If you can’t decipher his lyrics on your own, I’ll let you in on a secret: It is not an endorsement of Reagan. For chemistry tests, I would recommend “The Velvet Underground & Nico” because if you are studying chemistry, at some point, you’re going to need a little heroin. (Just kidding. Kids, that shit will melt your brain.)

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Well, Blog-Master Liam has demanded a second post this week and as I have been unable to gnaw through my leg where I am chained to my desk, a winner is you!

Thusly, we return to Afghanistan, “The Graveyard of Empires,” as it has become chic to declare. As Tom Engelhardt pointed out earlier this month, this idea has actually been getting some play recently in mainstream liberal circles. Engelhardt is also probably right that this peculiar state of psychology amongst our ruling class, namely doubt, probably has its roots in the collapse of the Soviet Union, which left America sans its favorite bête noire. (more…)