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Blow Up the Death Star on Iphone

November 24, 2009

I was just complaining to a friend how I’m not such a fan of the Iphone I recently bought, but here’s a reason to rethink: the new Iphone Death Star app.

Of course, it’s no Star Wars: Pod Racer. But as someone who recently bummed around on an old Atari machine while on a vacation to business trip in Portland, (and who has a seven-year old son), I’m pretty pleased.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.