Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monkey Business

With the Academy Award nominations recently announced, I was surprised to see that one particular film about an intelligent ape did not receive a nomination. No…I’m not referring to the blockbuster “The Rise of the Planet of Apes,” although I … Continue reading

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Republican politics and alternate realities

The Republican Response last night was in no way a “response” to the State of the Union Address. Rather, it was a response to a generic straw-man State of the Union that was never delivered. In this speech, delivered in an … Continue reading

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“Democracy”

It’s coming through a hole in the air, from those nights in Tiananmen Square. It’s coming from the feel that this ain’t exactly real, or it’s real, but it ain’t exactly there. From the wars against disorder, from the sirens … Continue reading

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Welcome!

This blog will critically analyze current events from a historical perspective. With a background in politics and as a current graduate student of history, I hope to provide insights and provoke conversations regarding contemporary politics and culture. As a former … Continue reading

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