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May 24, 2019

I know you have all been wondering about The Cortile and when the next issue would be released. Well, the wait is over! It's now online, and copies will be at the School and in your mailboxes after June 4th!

Now, brace yourselves, because this is a BIG issue! At 128 pages, it's more of a book than a magazine, but boy does it have a lot to offer. We explore the theme of cultural heritage, which was the topic front and center of many lessons, lectures, and school-wide discussions this year, we feature the stellar work from students of Moira Egan's Creative Writing classes, and also highlight exciting developments in two of the School's Flagship Programs--Molecular Genetics and Classics. RA and Dean's Office Assistant Natalie Edwards '13 offers her reflections of her time as a St. Stephen's boarder and History Department Chair and Faculty Trustee Dr. Paul Treherne provides both his views on how global expansion is impacting communities in Nepal, as well as the first chapter of a book he began writing during his recent sabbatical.

It's a super exciting issue! Check out this article written by former IB History teacher Jen Hollis and Cortile Contributor to pique your curiosity for all that's in store!

The New Populists: Vox et Praeterea Nihil? (pg. 26)

If, over the last couple of years you have heard the term populism thrown around and found yourself wondering what it is, exactly, that populists believe, welcome to the club. More a nebulous accusation than a clear belief system, populism, as author Elif Shafak put it, is like a bird with only one wing—to fly it needs a second ideology. This is because populism, on its own, is largely descriptive– a framework pitting “the people” against “the elite.” But who are the “people”? Who counts as “elite”? And how to solve the tyranny of the latter? Answering these questions forces a questioner to examine underlying assumptions, and discover there is no single answer. So it is that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump can both present as populists, and in Italy, both the right-wing Lega and the more left-ish Movimento Cinque Stelle (M5S) fit the bill. Click here to keep reading.

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