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Food for Thought: DAESH and Media Self Censoring

This is a guest post by Eric Zerkel, a former student of mine and journalist the The Weather Channel, in response to my post “Why is DAESH / Islamic State Executing via Decapitation?“ Interesting, but I think you’re actually missing … Continue reading

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Sigh: The Nazi Spike on Twitter

I was on a flight on Wednesday and decided to watch The Monuments Men.  While I have not read any reviews, I knew it had been panned, and the critics are right.  The movie wants to be, in part, “Catch … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is Winning, and You are Helping

Boko Haram (BH) has had a banner couple of weeks, and the western press and social media participants have played an integral role.  This type of thing exorcises me.  I don’t like when people free ride (do not contribute to outcomes they … Continue reading

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Strip Clubs on the Brain

One of the New York Times’ current “most popular stories” is titled “Strip Clubs in Tampa are Ready to Cash in on G.O.P. Convention.”  Let the snarky comments among male reporters about getting the “good stories” commence. There are so … Continue reading

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Asinine and Unhelpful Analysis on Syria

I had never heard of Jane Harman , who is apparently a retired politician, but I do know two things about her: 1. Her assumptions about socio-econo-political engineering are asinine. 2. She doesn’t appear to have much useful to say about political violence. … Continue reading

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Morality Play?

Source: SHChambers.com Last week over at Political Violence @ a Glance Christian Davenport asked us to pay more attention to state violence.  Today, at Foreign Policy, Adrienne Klasa writes about the trial in London that will expose a great deal … Continue reading

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