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Gabriel Conroy
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Gabriel's recent blog posts elsewhere
Here are some posts I've written recently. Feel free to comment here or there if you have something to add. As always, thanks for reading my blog. Tenure reviewed : A review of Michael Berube and Jennifer Ruth. The Humanities, Higher Education, & Academic F...

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Professional opinions
[This is cross-posted with Hitcoffee here .] Walking back It's presumptuous to criticize members of a profession for acting "unprofessionally," especially true when I have not acquainted myself with the specific norms of that profession. I did that when I s...

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Auguries of a pivot?
[This post is cross-posted at Hit Coffee ] I better be quick about writing this because the underlying facts probably have a short shelf life. I learn that Mr. Trump now is expressing support for NATO [hat tip Noah Milman ], seems to be taking a seemingly l...

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On character disturbance
[This OP is a review of George Simon Jr.'s Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of Our Age (Little Rock: Parkhurst Brothers, 2011). It is cross-posted with Hit Coffee here .] Simon's thesis Simon wants to warn lay readers about, and advise therapists on ho...

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So now you are cursed from the earth
[ Cross-posted at Hitcoffee : please view that link for any updates.] Dr. X, a friend of Hitcoffee, has warned against what some mental health professionals call the Dark Triad .
This triad is, to quote Dr. X, a "personality organization that
comprises th...

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The madness of King Donald
[ This post is cross-posted with Hit Coffee .] Rabbi Michael Lerner warns against psychoanalyzing/diagnosing Mr. Trump (or any political leader, for that matter) , especially when such psychoanalysis is intended as a tool for opposition. He points out that ...

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Trumpwatch #3: on prioritizing Christian refugees
[ Cross-posted with Hitcoffee ] A less discussed feature of the Mr. Trump's much discussed travel ban from January 27, 2017 ( See full text here ) [1] imposes a temporary (120 day) ban on the US Refugee Admissions Program [USRAP]. The suspension can be foun...

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[Hit Coffee post] Trumpwatch #2: where's the travel ban order?
[ Cross-posted at Hitcoffee ] [UPDATE: 1-29-2017: I stated in the original post that the EO has no
list of countries. That was incorrect. It names Syria, and it refers to
“section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12).” Upon inspection of that statu...

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Introducing "Trumpwatch"
I've decided to try to post more on Mr. Trump and his administration, and more broadly on the challenges that arise in the context of his presidency. I.e., I'm calling it "Trumpwatch" but I reserve the prerogative to write about Congress or state government...

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[Hit Coffee post] Trumpwatch #2: where's the travel ban order?
[ Cross-posted at Hitcoffee ] As you may have heard, there's an uproar over Mr. Trump's decision to
issue a travel ban on Friday (Jan. 27, 2017) from selected countries
and over that decision's affect on people arriving within the last two
days. See this...
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