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Xavier Marquez
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Of local interest mostly - against a proposal to rename my University. Also contains some discussion of what a conservative disposition means, other renaming practices, and why things around the world are named "Victoria"
Against Renaming Victoria
Against Renaming Victoria
abandonedfootnotes.blogspot.com
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Charisma and Representation. Some (longish) reflections on the nature of charismatic authority. Applications to current events and people left as an exercise for the reader.
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Updates to a couple of R packages for working with democrayc indexes (including the latest Freedom House update).
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On Stalin as reviewer (stories of his interventions into Soviet linguistics in the 1940s)
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Some notes on a recent piece I published at the Monkey Cage on flattery in authoritarian regimes and the Trump administration (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/01/10/why-trump-administration-officials-try-so-hard-to-flatter-him/)
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A curious fact about the Manchu aristocracy
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A long discussion of Richard Stites' superb book Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution.
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#rstats  software packages for people interested in the measurement of democracy, plus some thoughts on the whole idea of measuring democracy.
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