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Juan Cole on the spread of democracy in the Muslim world, and the anti-democratic legacy of 9/11 at home

As reluctant as I am to jump on the “Let’s Milk the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks for Ratings and Ad Revenue” bandwagon, I just read a very thoughtful piece by U-M history professor Juan Cole, and felt as though it deserved to be passed along. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage you, however, to […]

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Bill Moyers on why facts matter

Bill Moyers, speaking a few weeks ago before a group of broadcasters on the importance of investigative journalism, had the following to say about the Freedom of Information Act and Wikileaks. The entire speech is worth a read, but I found this section to be of particular interest. …Here’s a sidebar: I remember vividly the […]

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No Robocop for Detroit

Perhaps due in part to that Chrysler ad that captured everyone’s imagination during the Super Bowl , the city of Detroit is, once again, attracting national media attention. Today, there’s a feature in the Washington Post entitled, “With Detroit in dire straits, mayor invites big thinking.” Here’s a clip. …With no salvation in sight, Bing, […]

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Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East round table

On Monday, February 7, at noon, the International Institute at the University of Michigan will be hosting a round table discussion on the events unfolding right now in the Middle East. The following description comes from the event website, where, I believe, you will also be able to watch the discussion live. The University of […]

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