World Politics
0 “An African Election” now available

I wrote about this documentary “An African Election” last May when I saw it and talked with its director, Jarreth Merz, at the Seattle International Film Festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FC_6PDuJRXs It’s an amazing film and it’s finally available on Netflix. I highly recommend it. As I wrote about it last year: The…

World Politics
0 How U.S. elections may impact foreign aid, policy

Americans are impatient people. We believe in change. Europeans like tradition, consistency. Not us. Others around the world may see our electoral swings as an indication of fickleness, attention deficit disorder or just ignorance. But you could also see it as a celebration of creative destruction. Most of us don’t…