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Ukraine: The Clash of Manichean Narratives and a Way Out

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.

Breaking Bad Finale, Why the Long Opening Scene in the Car Packed Under the Snow?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2013 | TV

In previous episodes, we've enjoyed watching Walt use his wits to escape the inescapable. Here he makes a different choice and "prays" for a reprieve. He says, "just get me home, just get me home. I'll do the rest."

Breaking Bad: The Foolishness of Masculinity‏

Pete Strauss | Posted 11.18.2013 | TV
Pete Strauss

Time and again, the damaged pride and vanity of the male characters cause them to act without logic and -- at their most destructive -- extreme violence.

Dealing With Death On 'Modern Family'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

After the Dunphy's elderly neighbor Walt passes away on "Modern Family" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), Claire was worried that Luke would have difficulty p...

Stephen Walt: Kramer Is Monstrous But Didn't Advocate Genocide!

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

Ali Abunimah and I really have put Martin Kramer on the map. Not exactly prominent before, today any Google search of the man produces hundreds of re...