Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Abandonment of the Use of Force

December 17, 2016 On August 14, 1941, Churchill and Roosevelt met in Newfoundland and issued The Atlantic Charter,a broad statement of U.S. and British war aims.  War aims? The U.S. was not yet officially at war: the U.S. would not … Continue reading

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What to Make of Trump’s Election

November 9, 2016 A friend writes this morning  “just wondering what your Quaker Friends are saying after this election?  I write her back: Well I’m wondering, too, what Quakers make of it and wondering even more what I make of … Continue reading

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October 29, 2016 Of revenue, that is.  Streaming is overtaking other music formats, according to the Recording Industry of America. Source: BloombergView

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Seymour Chwast for Peace

October 21, 2016 A poster by Seymour Chwast for the  Hague “Appeal for Peace” conference, 1999. Courtesy Pushpin Gallery.

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Cormorant Fisherman by the Li River II

September 23, 2016 Cormorant Fisherman by the Li River II by Shan Huang

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All the Water on Planet Earth

September 12, 2016 Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth’s surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth’s radius. The featured illustration shows … Continue reading

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Submitting to Those Claiming to Speak for God…

September 8, 2016 Among my regular reading is the blog Marginal Revolution that Tyler Cowen (Professor of Economics at George Mason University) writes with Alex Tabarrok.  Cowen often sees things differently than I do, but in a serious, interesting and … Continue reading

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