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German Elections Raise Important Questions about Drones as Tools for Political Opposition, Protest, and Violence

In a few days, Germans will head to the polls to vote in their federal elections.  Few are predicting an easy win for long-standing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel (CDU/CSU), who is expected to face a serious but not insurmountable challenge. Unlike the SPD, Greens, FDP, and The Left, the Pirate Party has not been a […]

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Keeping it clean

The last few weeks have been busy ones for me with a lot of field work and testing various instruments (which is one reason for the long interval since my last posting). I’ve finally got a chance to catch up with housekeeping at my apartment and I’ve got to thinking about our obsession with keeping things […]

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The Anti-Hero

It’s easy to be inspired by the hero, even if we never put ourselves at risk for the sake of another. But it can be hard to really understand heroism – I know, for example, that I positively cannot envision what must go through a soldier’s mind as he’s running through enemy fire to try [...]

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