Tag Archives: US politics

The murder of Trayvon Martin

I have a new article about the murder of Trayvon Martin: Trayvon Martin is dead and the man who killed him walks free. Americans are afraid there will be riots, like there were after the King verdict in 1992. But … Continue reading

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How Academic Paywalls Kill Research Funding

Several months ago I predicted that the academic paywall system – which cuts off scholarly work from ordinary people unwilling to shell out hundreds of dollars for a few articles — would ultimately lead to a loss of funding down … Continue reading

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The Meme Election

For Al Jazeera, I wrote about the “meme election” and how the focus on internet memes masks broader political issues: Memes are defined as units of culture which spread virally through commentary, imitations and parody. As Hess noted, they are “crowd-sourced” – but … Continue reading

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