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Friday Afternoon Linkage

March 8, 2013


Happy International Women’s Day.

In my weekend reading, I’ll be trying to make sense of some of this week’s bizarre events.

  • And you thought American politics were messed up. Marco Zerbino unpacks the current Italian scene: “Coupled with Grillo’s rise, Berlusconi’s resurgence signals a stable right-wing hegemony in Italian politics and society.”
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Jon Western has spent the last fifteen years teaching IR in liberal arts colleges at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts. He has an eclectic range of intellectual interests but often writes on international security, U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, and human rights. He occasionally shares his thoughts about professional life in liberal arts colleges. In his spare time he coaches middle school soccer, mentors the local high school robotics team, skis, and sails.