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Pol 150/CN: Guns guns guns

Thursday’s question: Do guns make us safer? YES: Dave Kopel, written testimony on Congressional panel on gun violence, 1.30.13 [NOT the whole thing—just read pp. 24-27];  Gary Kleck, Guns and Self-Defense, Gun Defense Clock, 1997 NO: Steve Rendell, The Self-Defense … 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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Erased, flogged, restricted (266)

I think the New York Times headline says it all: Women Erased in Israel, Flogged in Pakistan and Restricted in Afghanistan Yep. Here’s the story of our world. *UPDATE* Here’s a follow up to the flogging in Pakistan.

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No sentences, just bits (266)

On an ongoing New York City program to decrease violence in teen relationships. Follow-up to Brazilian abortion story. More drugs and violence in Mexico. L’etat, c’est moi in Libya. No more school for girls in the Swat region of Pakistan … Continue reading

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