Gary Olson

Gary Olson, Ph.D. Is chair of the Political Science Department at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Contact: olson@moravian.edu

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 11:55am
Hold Those Responsible for Iraq Accountable
I've been struggling to write something new about the war in Iraq but failed to find any appropriate words. Despite everything we now know about the war, the U.S. occupation continues. While policymakers procrastinate and parse the finer points of withdrawing all U.S. troops, more flag-covered coffins relentlessly emerge from the bowels of giant wing-tipped hearses in Dover, Del.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 12:48pm
Nationalism, Not Islam, Motivates Most Suicide Terrorists
Here is today's discussion question: Suicide terrorism is primarily caused by Islamic fundamentalism. True or false? Although it seems counter-intuitive, especially given everything we read and hear in the mainstream media, the correct answer is ''false.''
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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 12:49pm
He Lied. They Died.
#305 Spc. Paul J. Sturino, age 21; #306 Spc. Michael Andrade, age 28; #307 Sgt.1st Class Robert E. Rooney, age 43; #308 Capt. Robert L. Lucero,age 34; #309 Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, age 23. For several weeks now I've posted on my office door a daily list, Killed in Iraq Today: The names, pictures, and ages of all U.S. casualties in Iraq. By last week they covered the entire door and surrounding frame.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 - 12:51pm
Iraq Eerily Starting to Look a Lot Like Vietnam
I recently returned from a lengthy trip to Europe, where I had extended conversations with strangers from several countries. Although I didn't experience any hostility toward Americans per se, opinions about U.S. behavior around the globe revealed uniform skepticism regarding Washington's stated motives.
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