Non-violence > Violence. RIP Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp passed away on January 28th of this year at the age of 90.  He was not well know among the broader public or the academic world at large necessarily but was well know to those schooled in the traditions of non-violence.  He was one of the best and most important theoreticians of non-violence. […]

Two Cheers for Sports Diplomacy

  The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting next week which is great because I love watching the Olympics.  The Winter Olympics are especially fun because they have so many weird ass sports like curling* and luge.  The Summers Olympics also have their share of ridiculous sports but I mainly watch them for the wrestling since […]

Progressive Foreign Policy Part 2

In a previous post I wrote about Bernie Sander’s speech at Westminster College where he outlined his foreign policy vision.  This post highlights the foreign policy of another old white socialist – Jeremy Corbyn!  On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Corbyn gave a speech to UN officials in Geneva outlining his vision for a new […]