Articles by Christian Gonzalez

We should have acted in Syria

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, indignantly asked the Security Council “Are you incapable of shame?” Her denunciation of the Syrian government’s atrocities in Aleppo, abetted by Russia and Iran, came entirely without euphemism—and rightly so.

Donald Trump won because of Trump Democrats

Donald J. Trump’s name can now be placed at the tail end of a list that includes Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The former host of “The Apprentice” will soon feature alongside the Great Emancipator and the vanquisher of fascism. For shame.

We must guard our right to free speech

On Friday, Sept. 23, Dr. Ivan Havel offered some insightful comments in a lecture he hosted named “Conversations Over the Prison Wall: Intellectual Freedom and the Dawn of Democracy” here at FIU. Ivan Havel, along with his brother Vaclav, were courageous dissidents during the times of communist tyranny and oppression in Czechoslovakia.