William McComish
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William McComish

William McComish comes from Geneva, Switzerland and lives the US. He lives in Portland, Oregon, from where he observes American culture and politics. He studied international relations at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and philosophy and English literature at the University of Geneva. He writes in English and in French. William McComish est un Genevois vivant aux Etats-Unis. Il vit à Portland, en Oregon, d’où il observe la culture et la politique américaines. Il a étudié les relations internationales au Graduate Institute à Genève et la littérature anglaise ainsi que la philosophie à l’Université de Genève. Il écrit en anglais et en français.

Articles de William McComish

International 9 décembre 2018

The Talented Ms. Gillibrand

Now that the midterms have passed (read: What Is At Stake In The 2018 Midterms? and The Gubernatorial Races in Georgia and Florida) and given Democrats reasons to hope to get back the presidency in 2020, their eyes turn to who could take on Donald Trump. Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator of New York, might just be […]

International 4 novembre 2018

The Gubernatorial Races in Georgia and Florida

In both Georgia and Florida, new governors are going to be elected on November 6. Both of these elections are relevant for the nation as a whole because both states are populous, increasingly diverse and the political orientation they take in 2018 will be read as an indication of the direction they will take in 2020...

International 28 octobre 2018

What Is At Stake In The 2018 Midterms ? 

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, observers, political adversaries and supporters geared up for the midterm elections, the first nationwide electoral test for Donald Trump. William McComish breaks down the stakes of those elections for Democrats and Republicans in Congress.   On November 6, 2018, the United States […]

Société 21 août 2017

Cultural Appropriation: A Guide for the Perplexed

Is it insulting to wear a Native American headdress at a music festival? Is it culturally insensitive for a non Latino girl to wear hoop earrings? In other terms, is the reduction of a culture to a few stereotypical markers morally problematic? In his latest article, William McComish explores the moral stakes of cultural appropriation, a hotly debated topic often argued about with inconsistent arguments, he finds. From respecting the sacred to ignoring the oppressed, get a clearer perspective on the debate on cultural appropriation.

International 27 avril 2017

The Democrats’ 2016 Moral Tale (1/3): Hillary Clinton’s Original Sin

The story has three parts that correspond to the three phases of the election year: Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party rigged the primaries, they were punished for this by losing the general election and they then refused to take responsibility for their loss. The first leg describes how Clinton’s victory against Sanders in the Democratic primaries came to be the original sin that set the narrative in motion...