I learned that the value of giving lay in the happiness it provided for someone else.
Articles By: Daniel Backman
Daniel Backman '15 is the Associate United States Editor of the Harvard Political Review. Originally from Glenview, Illinois, he covers political economy and U.S. politics. He reads the news obsessively, listens to classical music, and sleeps deeply.
HPR writers comment on the role religion has in their personal politics.
Daniel Backman, Associate US Editor, sits down with David Axelrod to review the 2012 presidential race and the former Senior Advisor to the President's plans for the future.
No, not all hip-hop is offensive or problematic given its cultural and historical context. But Tyga's is.
The NRA executive's recent call for women's armed self-defense boils down to nothing more than a sales pitch for the gun industry.
The New York Times has a new “Room for Debate” up that asks whether schools should adjudicate rape cases, or whether they should be left up to courts of law. This comes on the heels of a recent extensive piece in The Crimson on Harvard’s sexual assault policy. Given the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the Gov 1310 scandal that has brought ... Read More
Bowles-Simpson does not transcend today's political issues but is rather one potential solution among many.
Conor Friedersdorf's pledge not to vote for Obama is a faulty moral calculation.
Seventeen HPR writers discuss their experiences this summer interning, traveling, politicking, going home, and more.
This summer, enveloped in a campaign cycle largely defined by cynicism and triviality, I re-learned to love politics.
We should look to the new, not the old, for the path to a better economic future.