Monthly Archives: July 2013

Majority Rule, Popular Mobilization, and the Use of Live Fire

Stathis Kalyvas tweeted an interesting observation, which led Christian Davenport to jump in, and twitter’s character limit has me moving to this space to share my thoughts. I think Kalyvas makes a nice observation; one which I have had vaguely … Continue reading

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An Autistic Character on “The Bridge”

I just started watching “The Bridge.”  I missed the first episode, so picked it up on episode two, and I am little more than half way into the episode.  I had read nothing about it, but noticed pretty quickly that … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Protest, Istanbul Stylee

This is the third in a series of posts this week about the non-violent protests in Turkey, most of which will focus on Istanbul.  If you learn something here, please feel free to share (i.e., reblog, tweet, post to FB, etc.). … Continue reading

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Policing Protest, Istanbul Stylee

This is the second in a series of posts this week about the non-violent protests in Turkey, most of which will focus on Istanbul.  If you learn something here, please feel free to share (i.e., reblog, tweet, post to FB, etc.). … Continue reading

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An Hour on Istiklal Ave, Istanbul

This is the 1st of a series of posts this week about the non-violent protests in Turkey, most of which will focus on Istanbul.  If you are willing to translate one or more of the posts into your language, please … Continue reading

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The Impact of Fiction?

In mid-July of 1998, when Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (London: Bloomsbury) was delivered to our home from amazon.co.uk my daughters were 5 and 7.  I had read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to them that spring, and … Continue reading

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Heroes Square

This is across the street from my Hotel in Budapest. Like all such monuments it saddens me.  This is the primary quote: “To the memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom of our people and our national … Continue reading

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