Proximity to Instability

Proximity to Instability

How close is Lyon to a country that has a reasonable chance of collapsing? The thought occurred to me yesterday evening as I followed a link to a chart, and then the chart to a site, and then the site to the homepage of the Fund for Peace’s Fragile States...
On Khaled Qasim

On Khaled Qasim

The Guardian is running a pretty shocking headline: I am in Guantánamo Bay. The US government is starving me to death. The first few paragraphs suggest that the US government is heart-set on killing the author and his colleagues: I haven’t had food in my stomach for...
May, Corbyn, or None of the Above?

May, Corbyn, or None of the Above?

So who do the British think is best placed to lead the country? On the one side there is Theresa May, the Conservative leader, current Prime Minister, and the preferred choice of 33% of voters. On the other side is Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, socialist...
Random Citations

Random Citations

It’s been some time since I have published anything academic yet, from time to time, I’ll get an email letting me know I’ve been cited in a paper, a published article, or a thesis. Thanks, Google Scholar! I pretty much stopped writing academic papers...
Australian Attitude?

Australian Attitude?

There’s an article in the Sydney Morning Herald today about the difficulties that university graduates are having getting a job these days. It’s not a long piece but, man, if there isn’t some atrocious thinking uncovered in there. On my reading it...