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Issue, Fall 2000
Issue, Fall 2001
October 2002 (pdf)
January 2003 (pdf)
April 2003 (pdf)
Commencement 2003 (pdf)
Freshman 2003 (pdf)
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October 2004 (pdf)
November 2004 (pdf)
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Articles by Subject
ARTS AND CULTURE
and Poetry: What happens when poetic greatness meets democratic ideals.
It isn’t pretty.
The Darker Side of Modernity: The birth of tragedy from the spirit
of rap music.
Douglas, Obsession: The FBI’s foremost serial crime profiler
on the origins of sexual homicide.
Baker, The Size of Things: “What would you think if I wrote
an entire review like that?”
Harris, Hannibal: The Whining of the Lambs.
Husserl: The Truth Is Out There.
Pleasures of Paris: Putting on a show at the Moulin-Rouge.
A tribute to Hitchcock’s masterpiece.
Doobie: Advice to Yalies. “Sometimes I just get too baked to write
The Dormouse in Hell: “I was in Hell, and Virgil
was hitting on me…”
in the Kitchen: Trip While You Bake: The Dormouse samples nutmeg. It
With Dairy Products: Pot and cheese.
This Bud’s for You
the Road: A look back at the young Dormouse; with tips on driving stoned.
the Bong Slowly
Drug War: This Time It’s Personal: The injustice of mandatory minimums.
for Dollars and The Crimes of the K.L.A.: Against the war in Kosovo.
“We have arbitrarily picked between two forces for evil, Milosevic and
Search of Liberalism, Chinese Style: Report from Beijing.
Trip to Nicaragua
Break in Afghanistan: Travels in a war zone, 1983.
Harry Wu’s crusade against China’s cruelty.
THE FRESHMAN QUESTION
Bazaar: The YFP’s totally unbiased guide to Yale organizations.
Coarse Critique: Classes to take, classes to avoid.
THE GIVEN ORDER
as Sadomasochism: “The highest activities concern neither pleasure
nor freedom, but their opposites.”
Jew at Yale…”: An open letter on philosophy, Torah, and fatherhood.
Dulce et Decorum Est: Honor and the dangerous
End of America?: The YFP asks, Has the American experiment failed?
Two conflicting answers.
Hospital: What is the Free Press for?
Controlling Legal Authority: On conservatism and the sublime.
“Outside my window…”
Hayworth at Yale or, Education Is for the Weak. “Gilda is about how
much in the world we cannot control or undo. We can’t resurrect the dead,
or make anybody love us at all. And are there any interesting stories except
Is Another Article About the Decline of the West: Why would a 19-year-old
be a conservative?
Are Pearls That Were His Eyes: Eros and education.
GRINDING THE AXE
Back Page Ad Gallery: Racist Charms; Pedophilophobia;
GRESO; and more!
Adolf H: The back page ad that got a whole
print run stolen.
Aeroflot: A Cold War classic.
*America’s Most Wanted: Joe Camel, Ronald
McDonald, Toucan Sam…
Book Supplement: Moses, skorts, and more.
Celebrate Pride Week: Sinnin’ in the rain,
just sinnin’ in the rain…
The Committee to Restore Ethnic Territory to Indigenous Nations
End Suffering!: Hi, I’m Bill Bradley…
Girls Love Men: We can’t make this stuff
GRESO: Because GESO doesn’t go far enough.
Immoral Minority: Because no American should
be born more than once.
Letter to Bill Buckley: From the DEA.
*Local 36: A Yale students’ union.
*Pedophilophobia: Love Is Not a Crime.
PHAT: End fat oppression.
Proclamation from Sandra Day O'Connor
Television: Fox's New Fall Line-up
Racist Charms: Yale dining halls support bigotry!
The Red Book: Course Critique for Communists.
Rumpus: Rumors, Allegations, and Truths We Couldn’t
Signs of Right-Wing Pathology: Take this simple
typical: “His white-out imploded in my womansoul.”
One Aldermen: Ask not what New Haven can do for you. Ask what New Haven
can do for your resume.
School Dropouts: Don’t you wish this were what happened in 2000?
Best of Graphic Violence: A
safe gun; an invitation from the people of Afghanistan; a Rorschach
Bat; and much more!
of Media Watch: The best of the worst—the YFP acts as rabid
watchdog of the Yale media.
of Yale Notes: Dumb stuff that happened here.
We Shall Overcome: “Striving” on the SATs CHECK
Students for Choice: It’s axiomatic.
HOW THE RIGHT HELPS THE POOR
the Right Helps the Poor: And how the Left failed.
Legalize It!: How divorce laws have hurt women and children first.
Oldest New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt, crypto-pagan. “Christianity itself
did not die out, as Julian had hoped, but much of its charitable work did.”
Romance of Charity: The state, the self, and sacrifice. “The modern
welfare state practices the equivalent of forced marriage, or forced conversion.”
Apples: Teachers’ unions fail kids.
The Price of Freedom. “The problems facing people in poor countries
are not due to voluntary free trade, but to political and cultural systems
that make trade only free to the privileged people with guns.”
Playing Fast and loose with students’ cash.
Court Rights an Injustice: Judicial activism swings both ways on racial
Kessler Is Watching: “As head of the FDA, Kessler had a thick record
of decisions many would consider unwise at best, stupid or lethal at worst.”
Equality, Artillery: Guns, the Great Equalizers.
Prosperity Haters. “Mandatory recycling has been bankrupting municipalities
nationwide despite the fact that recycling often increases pollution.”
Assumptions Mostly Garbage: Junk science.
in Retreat: Why the Right thinks it’s wrong. “Rightists’ belief in
man’s imperfection leads them to question themselves all the time.”
the Dominant Paradigm: Why neither Right nor Left got the DOMA question
correct. “The debate pitted a hypocritical Left against a moralizing Right.”
Maniacs: On May 11th, you’re free.
Just the Facts, Ma’am: Campus anti-rape campaigns
pursue laudable goal with false statistics, unjust tactics.
and the New Asceticism at Yale: Love and the body. “The problem with
the Yale sex drive is not that it is too strong, but that it is too weak.”
Would Jesus Date?: “The speakers all thought and argued that homosexual
acts and Christianity go together like orange juice and vodka.”
You All So Common?: No fanfare for the Common Application. “It’s unclear
whether they were trying to be cute or Heideggerian, but it was definitely
one of the two.”
Powerless: The “Flower Lady” vs. big government.
Greatness of the Yale Political Union: The Yale Political Union is
Freshmen to the Global Village: A closer look at President Levin’s
and Dean Brodhead’s addresses to the Class of 2000. Odysseus responds to
the Broad Headed One; Levin tells us, “To Hell with it all, let’s get rich!”
Toward the Right: 1999 poll reveals Yale loves the Queen, hates the
Twilight of BGLAD
Abets Bass Grant Revisionism: The true story behind the infamous Western
Chaplain Harry Adams on why the world is not a church.
Bloom on books, like ill-fortune.
F. Buckley, Jr. on drugs, universities, and the conservative future.
Gelernter on technology, Hillary and more.
Lott on the impossibility of campaign finance reform. “Campaign finance
reform is going to entrench incumbents, make it more likely that wealthy
candidates will run for and win office, increase independent campaign expenditures,
and make nastier campaigns.”
Smith on the university in politics and politics in the university.
Rahe on friendship, citizenship, and the problems of the West.