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comprehensive review sheet
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History in the Making
ABSOLUTISM LIVES! This article outlining Vladimir Putin's Evolution - his rise to power and how he now wields it - includes a timely parallel to our look at absolutists. At one point he essentially says "I am the state." Remind you of anyone?
What's at stake in this Scottish Independence vote? This New York Times article summarizes some of the central background and issues.
Here is a thought-provoking (action provoking? policy-change provoking?) Op Ed piece by David Brooks. It doesn't directly bear on our study, but it does make a reference you'll recognize. Can you find it?
Following up on our recent video piece about the impact of social media on protest movements, this Op Ed posits that the very ease with which they can be organized reduces their long-term impact.
This development related to the upcoming Egyptian election is another reminder that events there continue to follow the Brinton pattern: as part of the reaction, the Egyptian military takes over, Directory-like, then seeks a Napoleonic plebiscite endorsement so as to claim legitimacy.