Posts Tagged ‘United States’

A Pictoral Guide to American Political Discourse Circa 2010

Hat tip to Brad Roth for forwarding this.

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American Politics in a Nutshell

I am a comparativist by training and so it is not particularly surprising that I am fond of  T. S. Eliot’s famous quatrain from Little Gidding: We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. And […]

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Life imitates Onion (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love AC/DC)

First there was the monument to Bon Scott (among other ‘died young’ rockers) in Samorin, Slovakia (http://pozorblog.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/meet-the-new-boss/).  Now we find an even more astounding tribute: “AC/DC Inspired Czech Leader’s “Road to Hell” Riff” (http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/27/czech/?hp).  It is hard to say which part of this story would have been more astounding in, say, March 1989: that the […]

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Obama in SME

After months in Slovakia hearing reasons why Americans would not vote for Barack Obama for President (including some from Americans) the question is how President Barack Obama will relate to Slovakia. On Monday I received a series of excellent questions from SME.  Since space considerations dictated the publication of responses to only the most immediately […]

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Two words for Day 2

“Count it,” reads the headline of this story about my student Becca Cooper, but I’ll let her expression speak for itself.  And this is before she knew who would win. Source: Detroit Free Press, November 5, 2008

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The Funniest Palin

John Cleese speaks:

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