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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Essential Reading

Here's some interesting articles for the weekend.

Nigeria: governance, politics, and oil revenue - An explanation of Nigeria's political situation, its regional rivalries, and the role of oil money in corrupting politics and poisoning community relations.

Another crack in the wall of silence - An account of meetings between Armenian and Turkish historians to discuss the taboo subject (in Turkey) of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Fundamentalism begins at home - Discussion of French scholar Olivier Roy's new book about how Islamic Fundamentalism is a response to modernity, a topic which I have blogged about before.

Gonul Bakay on Shakespeare and Turkey.

And there's always Exile's Whore-r Stories column about Moscow whores (not for the more prudish among you).

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