Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why social scientists have a hard day

While going through some material about the social construction of terrorism via discoursive practice, I found some amusing comments about Germany’s top selling tabloid the Bild Zeitung. In their article Rainer Hülsse and Alexander Spencer argue, that our conception of … Continue reading

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Role model Sweden, again and agian…[upd.]

This weekend an explosion hit Sweden’s capital Stockholm. A suicide bomber tried to kill innocent civilians with self-made pipe bombs and a car bomb but failed because the most of the bombs did not detonate. They were badly constructed. The … Continue reading

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What to think about Wikileaks?[upd.]

US Congressmen Ron Paul made some quite useful remarks on how to deal with Wikileaks. Although he is republican, he asks the right questions: “No one questions the status quo or suggests a wholesale rethinking of our foreign policy.  No … Continue reading

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What is a good political dissident?

In october 2010 Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” The 54 year old dissident has a long record of political activism. He continuously … Continue reading

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Nice (securitizing) move!

Today THE representative of american intelligenzija Sarah Palin made some remarkable comments about Wikileaks spokesperson Julian Assange and the release of classified US documents. “Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Blog started! Welcome to the percepticon political blog! What is a percepticon? perception – noun The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses Panopticon – noun, historical A circular prison with cells arranged arround a … Continue reading

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