Texas Refugee Resettlement

Texas, as everyone knows and everyone here likes to state over and over again, is a big state.  This is both in terms of population and geography.  Because of these two factors Texas also resettles a lot of refugees.  I think people from outside the state are still surprised at the ethnic diversity of places […]

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 […]