Tag Archives: Consequences

Julian Assange: The new kingmaker?

The rise of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks represents the rise of the non-state actor as a significant force on the world state. While historically such actors were terrorist groups, Assange and his website represent a new entry: that of the … Continue reading

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Can a non-state actor kill government transparency?

Via The Daily Beast, over at Newsweek, Christopher Dickey makes the point that the WikiLeaks dump of classified State Department documents could have the effect of making the government more closed and more opaque both to the world and within … Continue reading

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Ex post facto moral judgements

My friend Chris linked to a interesting article over on Facebook about a sober anniversary that comes around every August 6: the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The author makes the point that, without that bomb and … Continue reading

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To make things better

To make things better, we have to make them better. The statement above seems like such a simple premise, but in practice it seems to be one of the hardest things for human beings to actually do. The mine explosion … Continue reading

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Coal remorse

My heart and my prayers go out to everyone affected by the mine explosion in West Virginia. Let’s not forget that every coal miner in the United States is down there because of us. We want our electricity no matter … Continue reading

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