Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Don’t Trust the Refugees!” 1980s Peru, Stylee

It will come as no surprise to many that Donald Trump’s beating of the fear drum vis-a-vis Arab and Muslim migrants and refugees is a tried and true narrative among politicians who oversee police regimes . In 1982, during Peru’s … Continue reading

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The Orientalist Morality Play, Genital Cutting Stylee

Alex de Waal recently opined that “in the West, we like morality plays with clearly identified heroes and villains, in which we can play the role of savior.”  He is discussing the balancing act human rights activists must play between … Continue reading

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Charles Tilly, Throwing it Down!

Today I discovered a new (to me) essay by Chuck: 1984’s “Social Movements and National Politics.”  I have bemoaned elsewhere the limited impact Tilly’s work has had on political science research on conflict, and it is wonderful to read for … Continue reading

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