The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

This really shouldn’t be funny…

October 21, 2005

From the BBC:

A parrot that died in quarantine in the UK has tested positive for avian flu, the government has said.

Insert the appropriate Monty Python joke here.

I know, I know, it’s not funny.

It’s serious.

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.