Daily Archives: February 15, 2011

Bahraini, Jordanian and Yemeni Protesters Sing Familiar Tune

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:  a corrupt Arab nation run by a tight-knit clique that is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East faces a popular uprising by protesters unhappy about political and economic conditions.  I happen … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Somaliland Policemen Get UN Sensitivity Training

According to the always helpful Somaliland247, the government of Somaliland has received a grant from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to train 300 police recruits in the town of Mandil on conflict resolution and human rights [1].  This training, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Literature

In the course of reading an essay out of the Headlines of History:  The 1600’s [1], a thoughtful piece by Sir George Clark taken from his 1929 history on the Seventeenth Century, I was struck by the pivotal importance of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Headlines In History: The 1600’s

Compared to the rest of the illustrious Headlines In History [1] [2] [3], this book sits somewhere in the middle.  This book keeps up at least some focus on cross-cultural comparison, but not nearly to the high standard known in … Continue reading

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