An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Friday, March 20, 2009

good news, from Munich to New Mexico

I'm liking the amount of good news I'm running into today, from fairly unexpected places. So from New Mexico comes the abolition of the death penalty in that state. This is part of a trend in the USA away from executions; New Mexico is the fifteenth state to end Death Row.

Then, Munich. Which, apparently, has a 500-strong Uighur community. And, better still, because of this the city is willing to take in 17 Uighurs who are currently being held in Guantanamo. Never again will I say that Berlin is the only place in Germany that I like.

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