Archive for July 10th, 2006

Reflections on Hotel Rwanda

| July 10, 2006 | 2 Replies
Reflections on Hotel Rwanda

I haven’t seen Hotel Rwanda.  I actually rented the movie, and my husband and I started to watch it, but we had to stop.  We knew what was going to happen, and we didn’t want to see it:  we would have known what was going to happen even if we hadn’t had advance knowledge of […]

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With regard to vote counting, Mexico has “a lot to teach the United States.”

| July 10, 2006 | 1 Reply
With regard to vote counting, Mexico has “a lot to teach the United States.”

The Wall Street Journal argues that Mexico is far ahead of the United States with regard to preventing voter fraud.  That’s good news in close election such as the one that just occurred in Mexico.  As the Wall Street Journal reports: Mexico has developed an elaborate system of safeguards to prevent voter fraud. Absentee ballots, […]

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What’s happening on the ground in Iraq?

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What’s happening on the ground in Iraq?

In November 2003 a major from the judge advocate general’s office working on establishing an Iraqi judicial process told me that there were at least 7,000 Iraqis detained by American forces. . . .  A lieutenant colonel familiar with the process told me that there is no judicial process for the thousands of detainees. If […]

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Coordinated violence and the frame of “war”

| July 10, 2006 | 10 Replies
Coordinated violence and the frame of “war”

Imagine that it is broad daylight and you are attending a large public festival.  Now imagine that you suddenly realize that you are walking around in your underwear.  Perhaps you are one of the many people who would find it disconcerting to suddenly find that so much of your skin, and most every crevice, curve […]

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