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05 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Documenting my thought processes – Guidelines for research

After finishing a review for a journal, I am still in an academic mode. I thought I would share my thought processes here. These are mere guidelines I use when researching, writing or trying to understand all sorts of phenomenon.  I suppose it is an insight into how my brain works Don’t make claims without […]

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05 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

I refuse to succumb to self-deprecating, self-loathing mentality

Seriously, what have we done that is so shameful or grounds to feel guilty about? NOTHING. Don’t tell me I am not human. Don’t tell me I am not as good as you. And certainly don’t tell me that my opinions are not as good as that of a straight, white male, American citizen. I […]

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19 November 2007 ~ 0 Comments

And so, national security is diametrically opposed to human security

Lets see. Critical Security Studies has been a prime interest since I was 16 years old and running the Terror Talk/Threat Construction Kritik at policy debate tournaments. I won rounds solely on the basis of this — I remember my debate coach once remarked that I never ever used “the threat of Islamic terrorists” or […]

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