Friday’s Reading List
By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
Erica Chenoweth has some great thoughts on how activists’ prior preferences shape their preference for violent versus nonviolent methods of resistance.
Using terms like “civil society” is a distraction from the real problems in authoritarian countries.
Some interesting thoughts on surveys in conflict zones by Jason Lyall.
Corey Robin has fascinating take on Thomas Jefferson and slavery.
Mitt Romney hanging out in my college area: “Romney has been keeping in shape with bike rides around La Jolla, past the bistros and boutiques that hug the rugged coastline.”