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Thanksgiving Strategies

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On November 20, 2017
It’s time for what is probably an annual post, which is asking you how you are going to make the terribleness of turkey edible for Thanksgiving. My own personal preference would be to eat basically anything else. Even if you need a large amount of meat, it’s called ham, assuming you eat pork. And if […]

Refugee Labor

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On March 1, 2017

Maybe Republicans will rethink allowing refugees from Muslims nations into the United States if they can exploit their labor for nothing, like is happening in Turkey thanks to our benevolent apparel f

Lessons from Turkey

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On December 1, 2016
Over at my other digs, Kindred Winecoff is running a series called “World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism” (which, unfortunately, he’s decided requires an acronym). They’re all ‘good’ (if you don’t calculate values of ‘good’ based on scariness quotient), but I found the most recent one—Gizem Zencirci‘s “Lessons from Turkey: Populist Nationalism and the Threat to […]

QOTD

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On May 21, 2014

What? Why does the United States only have the 4th highest level of income inequality in the (rather broadly defined) developed world? This nation did not steal half of Mexico in 1848 in order to see

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The apparel industry’s terrible toll upon working-class Asians becomes more apparent everyday: “Distressed” jeans are designed to make that wear-and-tear look seem oh-so-effortless, but it can be the result of someone’s body taking a real beating. According to a recent investigation by the advocacy groups Clean Clothes Campaign, War on Want, and Hong Kong-based Students […]

Leverage and Influence

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On November 30, 2009
This doesn’t seem right to me: During the Cold War, the United States and Turkey formed a “strategic partnership” based on both countries’ fear of Soviet intervention in the Middle East. The Truman Doctrine offered a specific guarantee that both Turkey and Greece would be protected from Soviet aggression – a fear that was quite […]

Ertugrul Osman RIP

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On September 26, 2009

Ertugrul Osman, heir to the Ottoman Empire, died yesterday in Istanbul. I profiled his dynasty here. The head of House Osman is now Bayezid III, who was born in Paris, lived in New York, and once serv

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