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Old 05-02-2011, 05:33 AM
Meng Bomin Meng Bomin is offline
 
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Default Re: Humanitarian Nonintervention (Robert Farley & Daniel Larison)

More seriously, having just finished watching the diavlog, I want to echo some of the previous commenters that were pleased with the discussion and want to add my name to the list of people who'd like to see Daniel Larison here more often.

I think that one of the most important points in the diavlog was made by Robert Farley here:
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/358...8:38&out=49:57
I think that in both political and popular conceptions of authoritarian regimes there has been a tendency to treat them as solely centered around their figureheads, which has led to weird cartoon depictions of events on the ground during the recent (and ongoing) Arab uprisings and frankly, I think that this type of "understanding" played a large role in our post-2001 wars, especially Iraq.
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