Benjamin Brown is a first-year Government major pursuing a certificate in UT's Elements of Computing program. Hailing from the modest beach-side community of Port Aransas, Texas, he has long been enamored with international affairs, American culture, and sociopolitical history. He also enjoys philosophical discourse, being particularly interested in critical theory. Therefore, much of his writing is motivated by a desire to frame issues in a historical or philosophical context. Outside of The Texas Orator, Ben spends his time reading, doing trivia, recreationally studying math, and collecting antiques.