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Friday Nerd Blogging: Make Mine Marvel

May 2, 2014

This summer may be the most Marvelous yet with Captain America 2, Spider-Man 2, X-Men Days of Future Past (otherwise X-Men First Class 2) and Guardians of the Galaxy.  Sure, not all are by Marvel Studios but all are based on Marvel Characters.

Do we need so many sequels (with GoG being essentially a sequel to Avengers)?  Of course not.  But more Marvel is more Marvel, and for that I am thankful.

Here is a most un-superheroic video that promotes this weekend’s latest entry into more Marvel:

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Steve Saideman is Professor and the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and elsewhere on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.