Articles By: Naji Filali Naji Filali
Naji Filali '14 is the Business Manager for the Harvard Political Review. He is currently a lead writer for HPR's first-ever Libertarian-inspired column, The Libertarian Perspective. A strict constructionist of the Constitution, Naji brings a regular dosage of oft-ignored perspective on United States domestic policy matters ranging from education to immigration to the national debt. He looks to make the ideas of Ron Paul and F. A. Hayek more digestible for a modern audience, and to encourage meaningful debate focused on issues, not party labels. Aside from his infatuation with such Libertarian superstars, Naji is a fanatic of his hometown New York Yankees and revels in the invectives afforded him by the Boston faithful. At Harvard College, he is a junior in Kirkland House studying Government. Feel free to email Naji with questions or comments at

/ March 9, 2013 2:31 pm

Aftermath of the Paul Filibuster

Assessing the consequences of Senator Rand Paul's filibuster

/ January 24, 2013 4:50 am

Long Overdue

Naji Filali dissects Harvard's response to 2012's cheating scandal and discusses the future of the student academic integrity.

/ January 14, 2013 10:41 pm

The Monolingual Presidency

The popular nature of the American presidential primary system results in monolingual presidents, setting a poor example for the rest of the U.S.

/ September 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Three Under-Reported Takeaways from Convention Season

A look at three important issues both parties avoided, or inadequately addressed, in their convention proceedings.

/ August 28, 2012 8:15 pm

Infrastructure or Bust: Assessing Blame (Part 2)

Who is most directly to blame for the presently unsustainable, and pitiful, state of our nation's infrastructure?

/ August 21, 2012 5:31 pm

Infrastructure or Bust: Facing Reality (Part 1)

In terms of our infrastructure, we as a country must come to accept the reality staring us straight in the face: we are at a tipping point.

/ June 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The HPR interviews the celebrated astrophysicist and television host.

/ June 17, 2012 10:54 am

The Next Race to Space

Stoking fears of American decline, China's space technology catch-up is beginning to force US policymakers off the sidelines.

/ May 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Making MLB All-Star Voting More Democratic

The current voting system has serious flaws. Here's an alternative.

/ February 19, 2012 1:48 pm

When Political Correctness Is Incorrect

A Kirkland House email sparks debate over racial offensiveness, and about productive discourse on race on campus.

/ February 6, 2012 8:21 pm

Andrew Napolitano

The HPR interviews the former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and current political and legal analyst for Fox News Channel.

/ January 1, 2012 4:32 pm

Ron Paul’s Campaign Problem

The need for an official response from Paul to the recent racism allegations.

/ December 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Governor Gary Johnson

The former New Mexico governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate on foreign policy

and / November 27, 2011 5:37 pm

Getting It Right: Compromises We Need to Reduce the Deficit

What the Super Committee should have done.

/ October 4, 2011 8:27 pm

The Big Stick and Its Growth Under President Obama

President Obama has been way more interventionist than Candidate Obama said he would be.

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