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Book Review: The Last Camel Died At Noon

The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody #6), by Elizabeth Peters Having been pleased at the previous volume and the way that it expanded the goings on of the Emerson family, this book thoughtfully continued the same pace, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars

The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars:  Old Wars And New Wars, by Douglas H. Johnson If you happen to have an interest in Sudan and South Sudan and their seemingly intractable problems [1], this book does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … Continue reading

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Beggar Thy Neighbor

One of the ways that one can tell that a scarcity mindset is in place is when there are actions taken that “beggar thy neighbor” instead of working together. When resources are plentiful enough to share, then the ability to … Continue reading

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Countries That Need To Get On The Bandwagon

Update: New views from Sudan and Cyprus, Sudan taken off the list. Guatemala taken off from the list also. Greenland has been taken off the list as well. Both Libya and Burma (Myanmar) have been taken off the list as … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: The Space Between

In today’s Somaliland update I would like to examine the space between the business climate within Somaliland (and its neighbors) and the perspective of the world on those areas. We have a helpful guide into this problem through the eyes … Continue reading

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Living Darfur

In the fall of 2007 I first heard the song “Living Darfur” while visiting Israel after the Feast of Tabernacles. The song is exceedingly obscure in America, though if you search for it on Youtube you can find a video … Continue reading

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Today In History: On May 18, 1991, Somaliland Became A Nation For The Second Time

If a nation declares its independence, and successfully holds its territory for two decades, engaging in peaceful internal elections, developing its people and resources, and even participating in ongoing regional security efforts, doesn’t that make it a nation?  If not, … Continue reading

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An Exercise In Ethnology

Longtime readers of my blog will be well aware of my blog’s interest in questions of ethnicity, which at their basis are studies in identity.  In our nationalistic world we tend to think of “nations” or “peoples” as the fundamental … Continue reading

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It

Today the results of the recent South Sudan referendum came out, showing a landslide vote for independence among the inhabitants of South Sudan.  The option of independence received 98.83% of the vote [1], about as close as unanimity that is … Continue reading

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