Welcome to the second edition of “Tweets of the Week.” It was a busy seven days for news and my twitter feed provided much useful information — in micro-form.
The Scottish independence referendum featured especially prominently in my feed. This was perhaps my favorite tweet about the final result:
The Empire prevails. pic.twitter.com/pmLME4LmAg
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 19, 2014
Prior to the vote, my feed was filled with some great tweets about the #indyref. Here are a few of the shorter ones that I found especially helpful:
The #indyref is not 'too close to call'. Pollsters have called it. They might be wrong, but they've called it for No.
— John McDermott (@johnpmcdermott) September 17, 2014
The Scottish referendum, of course, was not the only interesting issue in global politics this week. And, over the long haul, it almost assuredly wasn’t the most important either.
For example, the continuing spread of Ebola might be the biggest near-term threat to international security — depending upon how we define “security.”
— David Dobbs (@David_Dobbs) September 15, 2014
No matter how depressed you might be about the prospect of new war in the Middle East, this tweet helps provide context:
— Robert E Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) September 14, 2014
But read this too, on ISIS/ISIL:
— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) September 14, 2014
It also seems appropriate to be worried about Ukraine:
— Jerry Popowicz (@JerryPopowicz) September 12, 2014
Finally, here’s a blast from the past that might be quite helpful in a class that is discussing renewed war in Iraq:
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) September 15, 2014