The Decline of the Khmer Rouge, and Its...

24th Jul, 2014

It’s funny (well, not funny, but you know – interesting) that even as I’m researching this stuff, I have trouble imagining how it happened. I saw first hand the aftermath…

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The Reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia

22nd Jul, 2014

Yesterday, I discussed the political situation in Cambodia that allowed for the Khmer Rouge to rise to power. Today, I want to talk about what happened once they were in…

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The Rise to Power of The Khmer Rouge in...

20th Jul, 2014

Lesson 1: The Khmer Rouge. It seems pointless to tell you about Cambodia without first going into the country’s history, particularly in the last forty years or so. Some will…

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10 People Who You Probably Didn’t...

24th Mar, 2014

Note: I realize that the title of this entry is grammatically … problematic. But I’m crazy tired and really, really jet-lagged.  Last week, when working on this post, I wasn’t…

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O’Hare, de Gaulle, LaGuardia:...

17th Mar, 2014

The motivation for this post begins nearly a decade ago, which is kind of amazing, if you think about it, because Rand and I were very much a couple, even…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Apartheid in...

11th Apr, 2013

– After we returned to Cape Town, Rand and I took a township tour. I think, without hyperbole, it may have been one of the most significant experiences of my…

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The Troubles in Northern Ireland,...

13th Nov, 2012

If you are just popping into my blog, welcome! I am currently in the midst of trying to recap Irish history from, oh, about the 1600s until modern day. It…

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The Troubles in Ireland: The Beginning

12th Nov, 2012

– After my tome about Irish history, I’ve managed to avoid serious discussion or mention of Irish politics for two whole weeks (I consider this an achievement of sorts. Instead,…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Ireland

29th Oct, 2012

– If my recent posts have seemed more pithy than usual, it is because I am skirting around an issue that I’m not sure I have the blogging chops to…

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