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Allen Ruff received his Ph.D. in US History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently is an independent investigative historian with a primary focus on US foreign policy concerns. He also hosts "A Public Affair," a weekly news and analysis program on WORT, 89.9fm, Madison. He posts occasional pieces to his blog, "Ruff Talk."

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What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 4:48 PM

A great deal has been written regarding the Ukraine events of February and March leading to the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. In their attempts to explain the upheaval, most of those weighing in have primarily focused on the internal dynamics -- the domestic political terrain, the east/west ethnic divides, some...

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Guilt by Association Abroad? The University of Wisconsin in Kazakhstan

(21) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 4:02 PM

The good professor Howard Schweber's recent criticism (Innocents Abroad? The University of Wisconsin in Kazakhstan) of Jim Sleeper's piece on the questionable international dealings of a number of our major universities demands some response. Especially since he, Mr. Schweber, returned not long ago from two years...

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