Tag Archives: Politics

Welcome to Tbilisi!

I’ve passed two days in Tbilisi Georgia, and I am truly amazed. Of course, my reaction to visiting a new place is largely determined by the reality as compared with my expectations, and perhaps my expectations were low going into … Continue reading

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Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Antidisestablishmentarianism. I’ve always wanted to have use for this longest-of-words word. When I first overheard it spoken – probably by my elders in mere cynical derision of overwrought terminology – I was in the fourth grade. I understood only two … Continue reading

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Considering the Sundance Film, Settlers

Here’s a thought that I’ve never had before, and I’m wondering if historians have ventured into the territory: we cannot psychologically distinguish between Hitler, exterminator-of-millions, and Hitler, political force. But there’s a benefit to reading Hitler’s politics, including his seizure … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Hero and Traitor?

It seems odd but predictable that no one in the mainstream has yet floated the idea that Edward Snowden could be both traitor and hero simultaneously. The headlines all ask: “Is Snowden a Hero or a Traitor?” or some variation … Continue reading

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In Defense of Obstruction and Delay

In March of 2013, Americans were reminded of a little used, but of late oft-threatened, quirk of political procedure in the American Senate. Rand Paul (R-KY) reached into his senators’ toolkit and pulled out the filibuster. He spoke for over … Continue reading

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