HENRY L STIMSON — was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican Party politician and spokesman on foreign policy. He served as Secretary of War (1911–1913) under Republican William Howard Taft, and as Governor-General of the Philippines (1927–1929). As Secretary of State (1929–1933) under Republican President Herbert Hoover, he articulated the Stimson Doctrine which announced American opposition to Japanese expansion in Asia. He again served as Secretary of War (1940–1945) under Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, and was a leading hawk calling for war against Germany. During World War II he took charge of raising and training 13 million soldiers and airmen, supervised the spending of a third of the nation’s GDP on the Army and the Air Forces, helped formulate military strategy, and oversaw the building and use of the atomic bomb.
CHARLES FOURIER — was a French philosopher and an influential early socialist thinker later associated with “utopian socialism”. Some of Fourier’s social and moral views, held to be radical in his lifetime, have become mainstream thinking in modern society. Fourier is, for instance, credited with having originated the word feminism in 1837. Fourier’s social views and proposals inspired a whole movement of intentional communities and a diverse array of revolutionary thinkers and writers.
DINESH JOSEPH D’SOUZA — is an Indian American political commentator, author, and filmmaker. D’Souza is affiliated with a number of conservative organizations and publications, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution, and Policy Review. He is the author of several best-selling books, including What’s So Great About Christianity and Life After Death: The Evidence. In 2012, D’Souza released 2016: Obama’s America, a documentary film based on his 2010 book The Roots of Obama’s Rage. Both posit Obama’s attitude toward America derives from his father’s anti-colonialism and from a psychological desire to fulfill his father’s dream of diminishing the power of Western imperial states. In January 2014, D’Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.
EDWARD SAID — was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of post-colonial studies. Educated in the Western canon Said applied his education and bi-cultural perspective to illuminating the gaps of cultural and political understanding between the Western world and the Eastern world, especially about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. His main influences were Antonio Gramsci, Michel Foucault, and Theodor Adorno. Said is known for the book Orientalism (1978), a critique of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism — how the Western world perceives The Orient. Said’s model of textual analysis transformed the academic discourse of researchers in literary theory, literary criticism, and Middle Eastern studies — how academics examine, describe, and define the cultures being studied.
THE DARTMOUTH REVIEW — is an independent newspaper at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Founded in 1980 by a number of disenchanted staffers from the College’s daily newspaper, it quickly rose to national prominence for its coverage. The paper is most famous for having spawned a movement of politically conservative U.S. college newspapers – the Yale Free Press, The Stanford Review, the Harvard Salient, the California Review, the Princeton Tory, and the Cornell Review. It has had a profound impact on the national conservative movement as a whole. Past staffers have gone on to occupy prominent positions in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, write for a number of leading publications, and author best-selling political works. Some of the most famous include Joseph Rago, James Panero, Dinesh D’Souza, Laura Ingraham, Hugo Restall, Peter Robinson and Jeffrey Hart.
GOD and MAN at YALE — is a 1951 book by William F. Buckley Jr based on his undergraduate experiences at Yale University. In the book, he criticized Yale and its faculty for forcing collectivist, Keynesian, and secularist ideology on its students. He criticized individual professors by name, arguing that they tried to break down students’ religious beliefs through their hostility to religion. Buckley stated that Yale denied its students any sense of individualism by making them embrace the ideas of liberalism. Buckley argued that the Yale charter left oversight of the university to the alumni, and because most alumni of Yale believed in God, Yale failed to serve its “masters” by teaching course content in a matter inconsistent with alumni beliefs.
WILLIAM F BUCKLEY JR — was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded National Review magazine in 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement; hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line (1966–1999), where he became known for his transatlantic accent and wide vocabulary; and wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column along with numerous spy novels.
FRANCES FOX PIVEN — is an American professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she has taught since 1982. Piven is known equally for her contributions to social theory and for her social activism. A veteran of the war on poverty and subsequent welfare-rights protests both in New York City and on the national stage, she has been instrumental in formulating the theoretical underpinnings of those movements.
RICHARD ANDREW CLOWARD — was an American sociologist and an activist. He influenced the Strain theory of criminal behavior and the concept of anomie, and was a primary motivator for the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 known as “Motor Voter”. He taught at Columbia University for 47 years.
CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY — is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.