It’s my pleasure to present to you Dispatch, the Harvard Political Review’s new print showcase of student opinion. At the HPR, we firmly believe that politics goes far beyond the confines of the daily polling numbers and presidential horse race. Politics—broadly construed—intersects with our lives each and every day, from sweeping regulation in Washington to academia right here at Harvard. This inaugural issue runs that gamut, with our writers tackling Harvard in India, China’s cyber-censorship, Proposition 8, Steven Pinker, European technocracy, and, of course, the NFL. At our core, we’re dedicated to nurturing and publishing sharp student writing, and we think Dispatch will grow to be an integral part of that mission.
We hope you enjoy it.