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).

A Fly on Water

March 4, 2015 © Uwe Hennig, Germany Shortlist, Split Second, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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Learning to Kill

March 2, 2015 I was very moved by an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times Sunday Review section titled How We Learned to Kill. It was written by Timothy Kudo, “a Marine captain and graduate student at New York University who … Continue reading

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Did I Serve? I’ve Never Been Under Fire

February 24, 2015 There’s a certain luster in having served in the military. Members of Congress like to claim it, journalists, too, even when these claims don’t turn out to be accurate. Having served in an elite branch of the … Continue reading

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Do I Love My Country?

February 23, 2015 “I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.” Albert Camus said that, and he added, “I don’t want any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I … Continue reading

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World’s Top Arms Exporters, 2013

February 22, 2015 This stunning graphic displays all transfers (sales or donations) of major conventional weapons in 2013 from one country to another.  Natalia Bronshtein, a professor and consultant who runs the blog Insightful Interaction, used data from the Siri … Continue reading

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Don’t You Just Love Friends? Outhouse Edition

February 13, 2015 From the Durham Friends Meeting (Maine) newsletter (item reprinted in its entirety): Open Meeting of Trustees  –  Sunday February 22 Re: What to do with the old outhouse After Worship

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Weltenburg Abbey, Danube Gorge

February 10, 2015 Weltenburg Abbey, in Kelheim, Bavaria (north of Munich) on the Danube River. Weltenburg Abbey brewery (Weltenburger Klosterbrauerei) is by some reckonings the oldest monastery brewery in the world, having been in operation since 1050.

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