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Crooked Timber Petition

December 19, 2012

As I sorta implied below, you don’t need to agree with Erik’s political views or his manner of expressing them to recognize that the President of the University of Rhode Island’s statement is all kinds of appalling. The good folks at Crooked Timber have put together a petition to that effect. Go sign, if you’d be so kind.

Meanwhile, Glen Reynolds explains the underlying dynamic of this kind of attack. Except he’s one of the enablers of the cyber-assault on Loomis. As Paul Campos notes, irony is dead.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.