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201003 Obiter Dicta: Mid-January 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201003 Obiter Dicta: Mid-January 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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201001 Obiter Dicta: New Year 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201001 Obiter Dicta: New Year 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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Yitzhak Rabin And The Price Of Peace, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Yitzhak Rabin And The Price Of Peace, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

A society that wishes to remain free and self-governing must learn to recognize that endemic political violence, including the symbolic violence of character assassination, is an invitation to either tyranny from without or conquest from without. As Edmund Burke put it: ‘Men of intemperate minds cannot be free; their passions forge their fetters.” As a general rule, we might conclude that a fixation on the purity of political outcomes at the expense of the integrity of the political process leads people away from politics to the realm of ideology, from civility to fanaticism. This is the way nations and civilizations ...


201003 Obiter Dicta: Mid-January 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201003 Obiter Dicta: Mid-January 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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International Relations Fall 2010 Syllabus, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

International Relations Fall 2010 Syllabus, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Angelo M. Codevilla: A Student’S Guide To International Relations Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Angelo M. Codevilla: A Student’S Guide To International Relations Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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David Gress: From Plato To Nato Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

David Gress: From Plato To Nato Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Besides being an essay on the concept of the West and the teaching of western civilization, this is a critique of what M. Stanton Evans called “the liberal history lesson” and what David Gress calls “the Grand Narrative.” The ironic title of the book (see page 1) may refer to a 1984 BBC radio series, later published as From Plato to NATO: Studies on Political Thought (1995), by the late British journalist and BBC announcer Brian Redhead. In preparing this study, Dr. Gress acknowledges the influence of Ernest Gellner’s The Conditions of Liberty, Paul Rahe’s Republics Ancient and ...


Richard Jackson And Neil Howe: The Graying Of The Great Powers: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Richard Jackson And Neil Howe: The Graying Of The Great Powers: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Why will religious conflict become an even more serious global problem? Why are the 2020s likely to emerge as the decade of maximum geopolitical danger for the developed world? Why is a “youth echo boom” likely to be a problem during that period? What light is shed on the situation by the “power transition” theories of global conflict? What chronic shortages are likely to be faced by aging develop countries? What will render many developed countries “permanent free riders on their allies?”


201001 Obiter Dicta: New Year 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201001 Obiter Dicta: New Year 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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201005 Obiter Dicta: Late January 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201005 Obiter Dicta: Late January 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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201002 Obiter Dicta: Winter Break 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

201002 Obiter Dicta: Winter Break 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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2010004 Obiter Dicta: Winter Thaw 2010, Steven Samson 2010 Liberty University

2010004 Obiter Dicta: Winter Thaw 2010, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Brian P. Janiskee And Ken Masugi: Democracy In California Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

Brian P. Janiskee And Ken Masugi: Democracy In California Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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201002 Obiter Dicta: Winter Break 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201002 Obiter Dicta: Winter Break 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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The Nato Club And Afghanistan: Northern, Rich, And White Nations Defend The Imperial Palace, Erika Simpson 2010 Political Science

The Nato Club And Afghanistan: Northern, Rich, And White Nations Defend The Imperial Palace, Erika Simpson

Political Science Publications

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Commonality, Competition, And Stereotypes: Can Whites, Blacks, And Latinos Play Politics Together In The United States, Betina Cutaia Wilkinson 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Commonality, Competition, And Stereotypes: Can Whites, Blacks, And Latinos Play Politics Together In The United States, Betina Cutaia Wilkinson

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The literature on racial attitudes and coalition formation has focused on Latinos and African Americans in the U.S. In this project, I present a theoretical framework exploring what whites, blacks and Latinos think of each other specifically examining perceptions of commonality, competition and stereotypes. The two major theories that I test are contact theory and the racial threat hypothesis. This project is unique in its comprehensive analysis of the precursors of coalition formation regarding African Americans, Latinos and whites and its adoption of quantitative and qualitative approaches to answer the main research questions. Moreover, very little research has explored ...


Ethnic Composition And The Dynamics Of Civil War: A Subnational Analysis Of India And Pakistan, Caroline Lee Payne 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Ethnic Composition And The Dynamics Of Civil War: A Subnational Analysis Of India And Pakistan, Caroline Lee Payne

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Scholars, policymakers, and the media present a conflicting picture of the relationship between ethnicity and civil conflict. In order to clear up the confusion and better establish this relationship, I argue that it is necessary to: (1) distinguish between different types of ethnic composition; (2) conceptualize and measure ethnic composition as not only a static phenomenon but a dynamic one in which population changes alter group security calculations and therefore their decision making; (3) consider the unique mobilization capacity of ethnic groups; and (4) examine the effect of ethnic composition at the subnational level of analysis. In doing so, this ...


The Tale Of Two Narratives: Nato As A Collective Defense And A Collective Security Institution, Anna M. Rulska 2010 Old Dominion University

The Tale Of Two Narratives: Nato As A Collective Defense And A Collective Security Institution, Anna M. Rulska

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

The goal of this project is to determine NATO's present and future roles as a collective security organization and as a security alliance. In the past, NATO has dealt with both objectives under different and changing conditions. This paper argues that throughout the entirety of its history, NATO worked as both collective security and collective defense organization. The theoretical assumptions made within the paper are supported by the analysis of the past behavior of the Alliance in respect to the relationship between the narrative of collective security and that of collective defense, and changes within that relationship. Four specific ...


Locating Xenophobia: Debate, Discourse, And Everyday Experience In Cape Town, South Africa, Belinda Dodson 2010 Western University

Locating Xenophobia: Debate, Discourse, And Everyday Experience In Cape Town, South Africa, Belinda Dodson

Geography Publications

In May 2008, South Africa experienced an outbreak of violence

against foreign Africans living in the country. Political

leaders expressed shock and surprise, but there has in reality

been long-standing and well-documented hostility toward

African immigrants in South Africa. Several competing explanations

have been put forward, with debate gaining urgency

and polarization since the xenophobic attacks of 2008. After

a selective review of the relevant literature to sketch the

contours of that debate, this paper presents findings from

research conducted with African immigrants living in Cape

Town. Their experiences provide further evidence that antiimmigrant

attitudes and behaviors on the part ...


Are They Ready For Their Close-Up? Civil Servants And Their Portrayal In Contemporary American Cinema, Michelle C. Pautz, Laura Roselle 2010 University of Dayton

Are They Ready For Their Close-Up? Civil Servants And Their Portrayal In Contemporary American Cinema, Michelle C. Pautz, Laura Roselle

Political Science Faculty Publications

Norma Desmond famously says in Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd. (1950), “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”1 Since then, this phrase has been uttered countless times to ensure the camera does not start rolling until everyone is ready. But all are not afforded the opportunity to get ready and civil servants fall squarely into this category. We know that government bureaucrats are among those individuals that Americans love to hate and attacks on the civil service come from a plethora of sources.2 And because of the ability of film (as well as other narrative ...


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