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Pol 341: Videos!

Hello, all. Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions. The Battle Over Abortion in Northern Ireland (12:56): Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic (15:40): … Continue reading

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Politics, culture, and bioethics in the news

Pol 266—still trying to find a paper topic? Some possibilities from the NY Times: Philipinos  working abroad. Accountability in poverty reduction: UN Millennium Development Goals. Living in a garbage dump in Venezuela. Manny Pacquiao: Boxer and politician. Remembering one of … Continue reading

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Ain’t it GRAND to be back in school?! (228)(266)

Hello all: The following are the required books for Politics & Culture (266) & Democracy & Its Critics (228): Pol 266/C301/D301: Martha Nussbaum, Women and Development, Cambridge University Press, paperback, 2001: 978 052 100 3858 Susan Moller Okin, Is Multiculturalism … Continue reading

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Violence cancels politics. . .

. . . and politics cancels violence. It’s a basic Arendtian equation. See what’s happening in Iran: check out Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Daily Dish. I was never a huge fan of Sullivan’s, especially in his brash I-know-how-to-be-an-America-better-than-you-do phase, but … Continue reading

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Grammatically incorrect (228)(266)

More links: What a surprise: It’s teh wimmins fault, complain the Taliban. Why are teh wimmins the weaker sex? Maybe because so many don’t get enough to eat. As Matthew noted, dem pigs iz sick—and making us sick. Ah, the … Continue reading

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Enough already! (228)

Some thoughts while preparing notes on G&T’s chapter 7 (on liberty): *I wonder if G&T don’t unnecessarily lard down their theory, that it would in fact work better if it weren’t more open, closer to anything goes. One could hang … Continue reading

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