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Cromag's Blog – May 2012 Archive (4)

Why Nonviolent Revolutions Sometimes Fail

Insights from Civil Resistance Struggles in China, Panama, and Kenya from 1985-1992

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In the 1980s, the world was captivated as East Germans brought down the Berlin wall and the Filipino “people power” movement ousted long-standing dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  Yet other civil resistance movements during this time failed to achieve political change.  Researchers have largely focused on successful nonviolent uprisings. Little attention has…

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Added by Cromag on May 21, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Jonathan Haidt Answers Your Questions About Morality, Politics, and Religion

“Morality, by its very nature, makes it hard to study morality,” writes the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. “It binds people together into teams that seek victory, not truth. It closes hearts and minds to opponents even as it makes cooperation and decency possible within…

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Added by Cromag on May 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Capitalists and Other Psychopaths

THERE is an ongoing debate in this country about the rich: who they are, what their social role may be, whether they are good or bad. Well, consider the following. A recent…

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Added by Cromag on May 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why the Occupy Movement Frightens the Corporate Elite

Colonized by Corporations

By Chris Hedges

In Robert E. Gamer's book "The Developing Nations" is a chapter called "Why Men Do Not Revolt." In it Gamer notes that although the oppressed often…

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Added by Cromag on May 14, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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