Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ron Paul for Prez? Maybe.

It’s looking like Ron Paul could win Iowa. The Elephants are going nuts and the buzz can’t make up it’s mind. http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/15/politics/ron-paul-iowa/index.html Ron Paul has some really extreme ideas in terms of personal freedoms and a lot of what he … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Nixon in China

I’m about to own up to the ridiculous John Adams (the composer) obsession I have. I want to analyze his opera Nixon in China (premiered in 1987) in such a way as to hit a few themes we developed in … Continue reading

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Russian Election Fraud and Schmitt

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/thousands-of-protesters-in-russia-demand-fair-elections/2011/12/10/gIQAru4XkO_story.html?tid=pm_pop A friend of mine recently mentioned something about election fraud in Russia and it sounded as though there were connections to some of the things we have talked about in class. Upon further research, I quickly realized that a … Continue reading

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We don’t take kindly to strangers…

I was watching a great documentary on the First World War recently (“The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century”) and began to think about the relationship between the larger world powers at play and their various commonwealths … Continue reading

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An Application of Ranciere

During the course of my studies of political science here at Eastman, a hand full of concepts have immediately become readily applicable to the world around me. The most recent was during our study of Ranciere, and in particular his … Continue reading

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Clinton and Schmitt

In his speech on Saturday in Eastman Theatre, former President Clinton addressed the same issues that Schmitt talked about in The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy.  To be more specific, Clinton talked about how both parties in Washington need to listen … Continue reading

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Mail Order Brides: Good or Bad?

I was really curious about the phenomenon of mail order brides, so I looked up sites where you can actually order these women.  I found a site called balticladies.com, and read the first paragraph, which basically sums up exactly what … Continue reading

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