Meaning Something by Marriage

This is a momentous article: I’m changing the meaning of the word “article” – indeed, of writing itself. Or so some opponents of same-sex marriage would have it. Often heard in debates about the proposed legislation is the objection that it changes the meaning of marriage. Those who offer this argument, let’s call them ‘semanticists’, […]

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Syria’s tragedy: A changing revolution

Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria has become more pronounced over the last week. On April 30th, its leader- Hassan Nasrallah- declared that he would not allow Syria “to fall into the hands” of Western backed extremists. Four days later, Israel bombed a reported shipment of missiles sent by Assad’s government to support the Lebanese guerillas. The […]

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Who’s Hugh’s for looking stupid?

St Hugh’s hasn’t had a good year of it. First the controversy over rejected postgrad Damien Shannon and the rules on financial guarantees, and now the scandal involving freshers blacking up to portray ‘Ni**as in Paris’ for a ‘Song Titles’ bop. For a college that likes to characterise itself as Wadham’s slightly less cool little […]

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