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Vol 3, No 2


Vol 3, No 2 - The following five outstanding pieces of scholarly writing were chosen for our Spring 2006 print edition:

Think Globally, Eat Locally

By Claire St. Amant

While the Green Revolution and economic aid may seem like good solutions for world hunger, eating locally and supporting sustainable agriculture through education and action will produce better long-term results. The World Hunger Relief Farm near Waco, TX, provides a model for positive change. This article focuses on a pragmatic response to a widely-misunderstood problem.

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The Education of Harry le Roy

By Jamie Gianoutsos

Shakespeare's second tetralogy describes the education of Hal, the Prince of Wales, during his ascent to the throne as King Henry V. By learning the intricacies and value of language, Hal becomes a leader who effectively unites varying social groups for a common cause. Thus, through Hal's education, Shakespeare identifies an important leadership skill that remains applicable in contemporary society. The in-depth literary analysis in this article yields an original insight into the intersection of literature and politics.

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Rawls's Theory of Public Reason in First Amendment Cases of the Rehnquist Court

By Annalee Janke

John Rawls's theory of public reason is clearly reflected in the opinions and logic of the United States Supreme Court, especially when arbitrating the clash between church and state in Rehnquist-era First Amendment cases. This article's impressive command of Rawls's theory lays the groundwork for closely-argued readings of the Rehnquist Court's decisions.

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On Free Will: Edwards in Conversation with Arminians

By Amanda Stevens

In Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards presents a critique of Arminian thought, which was rapidly replacing Calvinism as the dominant theology of eighteenth century New England. This article combines historical study of Puritan New England with an examination of Edwards's logical arguments against Arminianism in order to provide needed historical context for today's theological debates.

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Exploring Means of Exploiting Tumor Pathophysiology

By Taylor Wootton

The pathophysiology of tumors and a review of past methods of combating cancer by exploiting such pathophysiology are described, followed by a shift to current research on the subject. This comprehensive discussion of current research leads into the author's full research project: synthesizing combretastatin analogues with conformational flexibility which can be coupled to bioreductive drugs.

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