Thomas S. Harrington

Thomas S. Harrington

Thomas S. Harrington is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the author of the recently published book, Livin' la Vida Barroca: American Culture in a Time of Imperial Orthodoxies.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:15am
The Frog Is No Longer Boiling, It's Dead
The frog of American democracy is no longer boiling, it’s dead. How do I know? By observing the public response to the actions undertaken during the last week by San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. That a certain sector of our country gets upset at the slightest criticism of...
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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:45am
US, Russia & Syria: The Problem With Faking It
The great danger of faking your ability to do something in the public square is that someone with an actual desire to the job you are pretending to do might come along and show you up. This is what has just happened to the US in Syria with the entrance of Russia into the fight against ISIL. And as...
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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 7:30am
I'm Surprised
I’m surprised. I'm truly and breathtakingly surprised that another young American has decided to open fire indiscriminately on his fellow citizens in a public space. I'm surprised that another young person living in a country where films are filled with guns and violence and present the killing of...
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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:45am
Another US “Success Story”: The Creation and Abandonment of Kosovo
Kosovo is falling apart at the seams, with it thousands of its citizens seeking desperately to escape life there by any means possible. Haven’t heard about that one? Perhaps that’s because the US is almost wholly responsible for creating an independent Kosovo, and from there, the brutal and corrupt...
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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
Full Spectrum Dominance: US Policy From Iraq to Ukraine
Last Saturday, Angela Merkel went to Kiev to pledge increased financial and political support for the coup-installed regime's war against separatist forces in the eastern and largely Russian-speaking part of Ukraine. Seldom in recent history—and that is saying a lot—have we witnessed a more...
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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 7:45am
The Composition of Kerry’s Negotiating Team in Israel-Palestine
A few weeks back, the Guardian ran an article profiling the team that John Kerry has assembled to carry out his plan for bringing peace to Israel-Palestine.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:32pm
Hypocrisy in Sochi: On Slamming Russian Repression, But Rarely Our Own
Oh, what fun it is to mock Putin and his attempts to present a civilized and modern face to the world.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 2:17pm
Israel Has Been “Singled Out” in the US for a Very Long Time
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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:23pm
How Liberals Shirk Responsibility for Atrocious Policies
When a person votes for George W. Bush or another Republican, it is generally presumed that he or she is expressing support for the candidate’s policy prescriptions. This is why those who do not share the same views rightly hold those voters and the person they helped to elect responsible for the measures enacted during his or her term in office.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 9:55am
If a Million People March for Catalan Independence in Barcelona, Do They Make Noise?
On September 11th, over a million people took to the streets in a European city that has, in recent years, become one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world. And as anyone who has was there to witness the run-up to the event in recent weeks and months knows, this was no routine exercise in blowing off steam.
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