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Because They Can.

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In Charli Carpenter
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On February 4, 2010
Why do repressive regimes sign the Torture Convention when they don’t plan to comply with it? At the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten has a round-up of some conventional answers and calls attention to a novel explanation just out as a working paper from NYU. [cross-posted at Duck of Minerva] Share
American neoconservatives tend to get hostile when you make the point that every country has its neocons. The response typically runs something like this: How can you possibly compare me with those Russians/Chinese/Iranians? Don’t you understand that I cloak my hawkish right wing nationalism behind a thin veneer of concern for human rights!?!? Neocons also […]

Plebiscitarianism run amok

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On November 3, 2009

In the process of voting, I find myself pondering “King County Charter Amendment #1: Repeal of Section 350.20.30 and Portions of Article 9 – Transitory Provisions” Here’s the t

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