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War on Terror R.I.P.?

Early on in his first term as president, Barack Obama remarked that large ships turn slowly. At the time, he was talking about the economy. America—and indeed much of the world—was falling deeper into the recession that he had inherited from his predecessor George W. Bush, an inheritance that also included two insurgency wars in […]

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Kony2012: The Rise and Fall of an Online Social Movement

When the KONY2012 video appeared in my Facebook newsfeed in early March of this year, I really had no idea what to expect. The only clue was the accompanying message from the friend who had posted it lauding the video’s originality and significance as a standard bearer of a new age—a grand departure from the […]

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KONY2012: the rise and fall of an online social movement

When the KONY2012 video appeared in my Facebook newsfeed in early March of this year, I really had no idea what to expect. The only clue was the accompanying message from the friend who had posted it lauding the video’s originality and significance as a standard bearer of a new age—a grand departure from the […]

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