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"What’s less well appreciated is how much the incidence of violence, like so many salient issues in American life, varies by region. Beyond a vague awareness that supporters of violent retaliation and easy access to guns are concentrated in the states of the former Confederacy and, to a lesser extent, the western interior, most people cannot tell you much about regional differences on such matters. Our conventional way of defining regions—dividing the country along state boundaries into a Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest—masks the cultural lines along which attitudes toward violence fall. These lines don’t respect state boundaries. To understand violence or practically any other divisive issue, you need to understand historical settlement patterns and the lasting cultural fissures they established."
Up in Arms. THE BATTLE LINES OF TODAY'S DEBATES OVER GUN CONTROL, STAND-YOUR-GROUND LAWS, AND OTHER VIOLENCE-RELATED ISSUES WERE DRAWN CENTURIES AGO BY AMERICA'S EARLY SETTLERS BY COLIN WOODARD, A91 ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN STAUFFER. Last December, when Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook ...
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Interdisciplinarity and complexity
In recent decades, the ideas of interdisciplinarity and complexity have become increasingly entwined. This convergence invites an exploration of the links and their implications. The implications span the nature of knowledge, the structure of the university...
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Philosopher at NKU.
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  • Syracuse University
    PhD Philosophy, 1983 - 1989
  • Northern Illinois University
    MA Philosophy, 1981 - 1983
  • McDaniel College
    BA Philosophy, 1975 - 1979
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